Kate Middleton's 'unsure anxiety' hints she hasn't mastered Queen's confidence

Kate Middleton anxiety Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge speaks to parents that benefited from the program during a visit at the 'Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project' (CIMPH) 'Understanding Your Baby Project' at Børnemuseet Children's Museum on February 22, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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Kate Middleton displayed signs of anxiety and a sense of being "unsure" during her solo day out in Copenhagen this week, according to a body language expert. 

Kate Middleton has been taking a leading role in the Firm this week, jetting off on her own for a royal visit in Denmark, where she has delighted fans by recreating one of Princess Diana’s go-to looks.

During her trip, she has also joked about feeling 'broody' after meeting two parents and their baby sons at the Børnemuseet, Children’s Museum in Copenhagen.

However, despite showing off her playful side as she shot down a slide at the Lego Foundation PlayLab, body language expert Judi James says Kate also displayed a sense of anxiety during the big day out. 

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visits the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Project at the University of Copenhagen on February 22, 2022 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

She explained, “In one pose, Kate has both hands on the handle of her bag and is holding it in front of her torso in a barrier gesture that makes her look less assured than she does when she is walking with the bag hanging at her side.

Speaking to OK! magazine, she added, "And when she sits at the table for her meeting at the university, she is the one in the group sitting with her hands on her lap rather than on the table like the others, giving them the edge in terms of signals of spatial dominance and status.”

Britain's Catherine (2ndL), Duchess of Cambridge, is greeted by Mette Skovgaard Vaever (C), Director of the Center for Early Intervention and Family Studies, and other scientists as she arrives at the Copenhagen Infant Mental Health Program, at the University of Copenhagen, on February 22, 2022, as part of her two-day visit to Denmark.

She then added, “It makes her look a little unsure, but then the world of the boardroom is not her natural habitat and hopefully she spread out a little as the meeting went on."

It appears that future Queen Consort Kate is still learning the ropes when it comes to replicating the Queen's strong and confident demeanour.

Speaking on the Queen's effortlessly powerful way of carrying herself, body language expert Darren Stanton added, "Over the years, the Queen has pretty much retained the same body language her entire life.

"She has become known for sitting stoically and still, surveying situations, and speaking with a clear and crisp tone, conveying her confidence, power, and the hold she has over those that are listening to her."

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

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