Prince William and 'flirtatious' Kate Middleton 'acted like a young couple on a first date' at Windsor charity polo match, body language expert claims
- Kate Middleton, 40, watched Prince William, 40, playing polo in Windsor today
- Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were in high spirits and beamed throughout
- Couple showed off a number of public displays of affection at the event
- Mother-of-three was seen giggling before placing a loving hand on his shoulder
Prince William and a 'flirtatious' Kate Middleton acted like 'a young couple on a first date' during a Windsor charity polo match today, a body language expert has claimed.
In the heartwarming photographs captured today, the Duchess of Cambridge, 40, can be seen throwing her arms around the Duke at the Royal Charity Polo Cup 2022 at Guards Polo Club today.
In other adorable photographs from the engagement, the royals can be seen exchanging intense eye contact before smiling and laughing together.
Meanwhile they also exchanged a kiss as the Duchess presented the Duke with a trophy after the match.
Prince William and a 'flirtatious' Kate Middleton, both 40, acted like 'a young couple on a first date' during a Windsor charity polo match today, a body language expert has claimed
During the engagement, the couple exchanged a hug (left) before ending the day walking away with their arms wrapped around one another (right)
The couple ended the engagement walking away together with their arms affectionately wrapped around one another.
The couple have always acknowledged the Queen's wishes for royal family members to avoid loved-up displays in public.
Body language expert Judi James told FEMAIL the couple's 'natural chemistry' was on show during the event.
She explained: 'The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's natural and co-ordinated chemistry together is easily illustrated during these kisses and other PDAs at polo.
'They manage to perform the more formal reward kiss perfectly while giving hints and cues to signal the actual depth of their relationship and how they would normally behave with more intimacy when they were out of public view.'
TONING DOWN AFFECTION IN PUBLIC
The body language expert suggested the Duke and Duchess' affectionate displays showed they are significantly toning down their behaviour in public compared to their private life
The Duchess congratulated a victorious Prince William with an affectionate kiss on the cheek today after she spent the afternoon cheering him on at Royal Charity Polo Cup 2022 in Windsor.
Judi revealed: 'Kate’s mimed embrace at the start of the kiss as she throws both arms out to welcome William with the expression of a desire to hug shows how they are tempering or toning down their body language in public.
'This gesture shows how a full hug would be normal for the couple.'
The body language expert added: 'The way her legs cross at the ankles. This very girlish gesture suggests she can still get coy when her husband kisses her in public.'
ACTING LIKE 'THEY WERE ON A FIRST DATE'
While the Duke and Duchess have been together for almost 20 years, Judi said their body language actually suggested they were still as in love as ever
While the Duke and Duchess have been together for almost 20 years, Judi said their body language actually suggested they were still as in love as ever.
The body language expert revealed: ' They later walked off with their arms around each other’s waists, like a young couple on a first date.
'Their eye contact as they close in for the kiss. This level of close-quarters eye contact shows a very loving relationship.
'Kate’s eye-gaze even moves down to William’s lips, which is a flirtatious gesture.
SYNCRONIZED MOVES SHOW COMPATABILITY
Meanwhile Judi pointed to their 'matching arm touches' which she said showed a 'relaxed approach' between the couple
The body language expert added: 'Their matching, synchronized arm-touches. These show compatibility and a very relaxed approach to touch between them.'
Meanwhile Judi went on to explain how the couple also showed a more 'intimate' side to their relationship at the event.
She said: 'The lingering. Once the kiss is over they linger in the more intimate and affectionate pose rather than breaking quickly.
'This is another hint that they are very tactile in private and toning it down in public.'
THE 'LOOK OF LOVE'
Meanwhile Judi also pointed to the couple's 'facial features' at the event, which she said 'softened' when they looked at one another
Meanwhile Judi also pointed to the couple's 'facial features' at the event, which she said 'softened' when they looked at one another.
She explained: 'When William and Kate look at one another their faces change as their features soften to form an expression referred to as ‘The look of love’.
The Duke, 40, has previously played in charity polo matches with his brother Prince Harry, 37, who now lives in his $14.7million home in Santa Barbara with wife Meghan Markle, son Archie, and daughter Lilibet Diana.
Today, he was accompanied by his wife Kate Middleton, 40, who donned a £1,352 elegant white midi dress with black pipe detailing from her favourite designer Emilia Wickstead, which she paired with a comfortable pair of £195 flats from designer Camilla Elphick for the occasion.
The couple were joined on their appearance today by their family dog, two-year-old Orla.
During the outing, the Duchess appeared in high spirits and could be seen affectionately stroking the puppy with one hand, while nursing a glass of Pimms with her other.
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's 'lingering' and 'affectionate' kiss was the opposite of Diana and Charles' display at 1992 polo
That kiss: Diana turns away as Prince Charles leans in to kiss her on the cheek at a prize-giving ceremony following a polo match in Jaipur, India in 1992
Princess Diana famously turned away as Prince Charles leaned in to kiss her on the cheek at a prize-giving ceremony following a polo match in Jaipur, India in 1992.
Judi James said the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's kiss was the 'opposite' to the Prince and Princess of Wales in the image.
She revealed: 'While William and Kate’s lingering kiss suggested suppressed affection Charles and Diana looked as though they had no relationship or even connection between them in private.
'The kiss was clumsy and awkward with no suggestion of a normally-tactile relationship or even chemistry together. There is no synchronicity here.
'Diana leans forward but also away from her husband and their clutches look misplaced and lacking in any affection.
'Diana has deflected the kiss by turning her head away. This rejection means Charles is left to plant his kiss on her hair instead of her cheek.
'His splayed fingers on her back showed a lack of desire for any form of touch and his ugly grimace as he miss-kisses looks miserable.'