A body language expert has revealed the true nature of Kate and Wills’ relationship after watching them share a romantic moment on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Prince William and Kate Middleton


A body language expert has revealed the true nature of Kate and Wills’ relationship after watching them share a romantic moment on the Buckingham Palace balcony.


Prince William and Kate Middleton

The Princess of Wales dazzled today as she re-entered the public eye for the first time this year in the midst of her cancer treatment and joined the royal family to celebrate the King’s official birthday.

Beaming to crowds of royal fans lining The Mall and gently taking care of her three young children, Kate sparked through the torrential rain after a difficult series of months that she has mostly spent coming to terms with the diagnosis and receiving ongoing chemotherapy.

But communication specialist Judi James says that a shared moment between her and her husband gave a touching insight into their joy to once again be united on the world stage.

She told MailOnline: ‘The most touching mutual reward signal came from William and Kate though when their eyes finally met.

William’s eye-crinkling and the puckered muscles around his lips showed his inner pride and possible relief to have his beautiful wife standing beside him again, while Kate, who had relaxed visibly by this stage, pinged back a wide, dimpled and very loving smile.’

The Princess of Wales’ appearance had been in doubt after she missed the final Trooping rehearsal last weekend.

But with the King also suffering from cancer the spectacle of military pomp and pageantry became a symbolic statement by the monarchy after a period of uncertainty.

Last night, Kate revealed she was making ‘good progress’ with her treatment, but candidly said she has ‘good days and bad days’ and although she has been working from home, said ‘I am not out of the woods yet’.

Support from the public has made a deep impression on the princess, who said she had been ‘blown away’ by the ‘kind messages’ that had made a ‘world of difference to William and me and has helped us both through some of the harder times’.

And Ms James said that amid her cancer battle the Princess of Wales showed a ‘masterclass’ in royalty, and channeled the late Queen’s strength and determination.

She continued: ‘Kate’s body language during this first-step return was a masterclass in what being a royal is all about.

‘She already had the template from the late Queen and it included stoicism and calm with not one drop of self-pity or drama.

Kate’s approach to the public seems to be one similar to the approach she must have taken with her own children: one of confident determination, reassurance and even support.

‘In case anyone was in doubt, this appearance has shown her to be the rightful heir to the title of Queen.’

Kate was greeted by a sea of faces as the royal party turned from The Mall into Horse Guards Parade, with the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence together in a carriage, while the Duchess of Edinburgh travelled in a coach with her daughter Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor and the Duke of Kent.

Meanwhile, her husband the Prince of Wales, Colonel of the Welsh Guards, was on horseback, as were the Princess Royal, Colonel Blues and Royals, and the Duke of Edinburgh, Colonel Scots Guards.

The royal party were in the midst of a sovereign’s mounted escort, formed by troops from the Household Cavalry’s Life Guards and Blues and Royals.

In the rear rank was Tennyson, one of the five horses injured when they ran through the streets of London after being spooked by construction noise.

In a change from last year, Kate did not join senior family members on a dais, but watched the spectacle from the Duke of Wellington’s former office with her children.

In a sweet moment Kate was seen stroking Charlotte’s hair and guiding her forward as she looked after her children before the display.

The gentle scene sees the older siblings Princess Charlotte, 9, and Prince George, 10, waiting nervously in the doorway as Kate quietly smooths her daughter’s locks.

Charlotte can be seen anxiously moving around as she clasps her hands in front of her, and she quietly says a few words to her mother while watching the carriage approach.

Then, as the royals walk in synchronized steps towards their seats Charlotte seems to take a deep breath, while Kate tenderly takes her hand.

And steadied by her family, as she waits in the carriage to set off, she can be seen smiling happily through the window as they chat together in the coach.

Charles is Colonel in Chief of the regiments of the Household Division which include the Life Guards, Blues and Royals and all five regiments of Foot Guards – the Welsh, Scots, Irish, Coldstream and Grenadier – on parade for the official birthday, alongside the mounted Band of the Household Cavalry and the massed Foot Guards bands.

The military spectacle, also known as the Birthday Parade, is a gift from the Household Division.

Charles first attended in 1951, aged three, riding in a carriage with his grandmother, the Queen Mother, and aunt, Princess Margaret, and first rode as Colonel of the Welsh Guards in 1975.

Trooping the Colour is a social as well as a ceremonial occasion and the stands overlooking the parade ground were filled with about 8,000 spouses, girlfriends and parents of the guardsmen and officers on parade.