Princess Charlotte looks like she's great friends with mum Kate, expert says

They have a special bond

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge stands on the steps with her mother Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge after the wedding of Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
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Being a royal can't be easy every day, so it's important for members of the family to have a really solid support system of friends.

For one body language expert, mum Princess Kate and daughter Princess Charlotte are becoming close friends as the years go by — which is a great thing for both of them.

"As Charlotte gets older there are some clear signs of not just mother-daughter bonding with Kate but also friendship signals, too," Judi James told Express.

"It’s not unusual for a mother and her daughter to describe themselves as friends or even enjoy being 'best friends' but where Kate and Charlotte are concerned that specific bond might be more necessary than it is for others."

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Here's what Judi meant by that statement: "Being a top-tier royal can be an isolating experience and we all saw how much the late Queen always cherished the unique equality of her mother-daughter bond with Princess Anne," she explained.

"Kate is clearly acting as mentor and support for her daughter when it comes to royal events, and as Charlotte’s signs of mirroring her mother increase in terms of her body language and even styling, there are hints that Charlotte will become a source of companionship and support for Kate in the Firm, too."

As we've all seen in her public appearances in recent months, Princess Charlotte, 7, is turning out to be quite the character. She can be quite cheeky, but is also not afraid to tell both of her brothers off when they break royal protocol.

"The support at the moment is clearly mainly from Kate but already Charlotte seems to be helping when it comes to keeping her two brothers in check," Judi said.

"Charlotte seems to mirror her mother’s signals of calm confidence when they appear together in public and she will also happily be there to nudge George and Louis when it comes to remembering the protocols."

The three Wales children last appeared in public on their way to church at Sandringham on Christmas Day, while George and Charlotte also got to attend Kate's Carol Service in mid-December.

While their appearances are sometimes a surprise, the next time we expect to spot them among a royal crowd will be for their grandfather King Charles' coronation on 6 May.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.