Prince William and Kate Middleton have appeared on video calls on national TV and the royal Instagram account together and separately. Kate appeared on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield a few weeks ago.
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She and William also appeared together on the Kensington Palace Instagram account calling bingo numbers for a care home’s game.
A body language expert analysed Kate’s video link appearances.
Judi James told Express.co.uk the couple have a great rapport on screen.
She said: “William and Kate seem to have managed to achieve the tricky blend of being regal but accessible and understated at the same time and their techniques are visible in their body language on this virtual visit to play bingo at a care home.
“Their approach seems to relax the people they visit while still creating an aura of ‘specialness’ that will make their presence memorable.”
Judi revealed the pair succeed partly due to focusing on others, instead of on themselves.
“They work well as a team but their prime focus seems to be on the people they’re visiting rather than one another,” the body language expert said.
“There are only two brief moments when they face-check one another and they both involve approval signals when one of them has cracked a joke.
“Otherwise their strong bonding and like-minded thinking as a couple is shown in their natural trait of mirroring and their choreography and timing as they take it in turns to speak.”
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Kate in particular has a “ritual” to help boost her likability.
Judi said: “Kate employs a sweet, ‘baby wave’ as her greeting ritual as well as a small giggle that makes her appear slightly shy, which in turn would raise her likability points with a new audience.
“Her nose-wrinkling grin looks like a joke she’s sharing with the people she’s visiting, which again would create instant rapport, even over a video link.”
Judi warns the pair “tend to peer down into the screen which can make an audience feel like they’re under scrutiny through a microscope”, however, they combat this with leaning forwards.
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Judi said: “The way they both lean forward into the camera forms a lowering technique that stops them from appearing too grand.”
She went on: “The couple can also switch moods quickly and with congruence, using expressions of concern as William asks about the mental health of their audience but then flipping back into smiles as he jokes about Welsh people being fun.
“Clearly neither of them look like regular Bingo players but they turn the joke on themselves nicely rather than looking too grand to know anything about the game.”
However, Kate Middleton was recently accused of “whining” about lockdown.
Writer Bernadette Giacomazzo, who has penned a number of op eds about the British Royal Family, accused the media of “portraying her as a delicate, put-upon flower”.
In an article for CCN, she claims the Duchess’s comments on struggling through coronavirus amount to “whining.”
Ms Giacomazzo wrote: “In a recent interview, the Duchess said that assuming more responsibilities in the wake of COVID-19 was ‘so difficult.’
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