Prince George’s ‘growing sense of maturity’ explained as he celebrates his 9th birthday

Body language expert, Judi James claims we’re seeing the young prince ‘unfurl’ with a 'growing sense of maturity'.

Prince George’s growing sense of maturity, Prince George walking hand in hand with his father Prince William, alongside a solo shot of Prince George from Wimbledon 2022
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A body language expert claims we’re seeing the young Prince George ‘unfurl’ and grow with ‘confidence’ as he marks his 9th birthday.


Body language expert, Judi James claims we’re seeing a ‘growing sense of maturity’ in Prince George, as he celebrates his 9th birthday.

The eldest of the Cambridge kids, marked the day with a lovely candid beach portrait, taken by his mother, Kate Middleton during their family summer holiday. The photo, which was posted to Prince William and Kate’s Instagram page, delighted royal fans, with many remarking on how quickly he is growing up and his uncanny resemblance to his dad.

Now, body language expert Judi James claims this is only the beginning, as we are all witnessing George's confidence and maturity ‘unfurl’ before our eyes.

Speaking to the Express, Judi James compared Prince George’s recent outings to his first appearance at the Euros. She said, “Royal fans have shared every moment of George’s life as a child but the boy we saw at the Euros was clearly a fledgling prince and since then we have watched him unfurl in that specific role while still showing signs of his cheeky, fun-loving side.”

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and President of the Football Association look on during the UEFA Euro 2020 Championship Final between Italy and England at Wembley Stadium on July 11, 2021 in London, England.

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She added “The biggest revelation at the Euros came with the seat positioning and the spatial behaviours. 

“Prior to that event, we’d seen George holding his dad’s hand and sticking to his side but suddenly, in front of the hugest crowd, he was sitting in the middle between William and Kate, with a large spatial gap on either side.”

This change in Prince George is even present in his relationship with his parents and siblings, as it was revealed that he is a ‘very protective’ older brother to Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. Source even revealed that he goes out of his way to help his mother with household chores.

Prince George of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge attend The Wimbledon Men's Singles Final at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 10, 2022 in London, England.

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His growing independence was also evident in his latest outing with his parents to Wimbledon, where he mirrored Prince William in a smart suit, and shook the hand of tennis pro Novak Djokovic. 

Judi remarked that since last year, “we have seen much more depth to George as well as a growing sense of maturity when it comes to some quite challenging royal events.”

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for and My Imperfect Life.