William and Kate are "more popular than ever before," body language expert says

They're modernising the Firm.

Prince And Princess Of Wales Visit Scarborough
(Image credit: Photo by Chris Jackson / Getty)

Prince William and Kate Middleton are finally back after their half-term break with their children.

The Prince and Princess of Wales visited Scarborough, North Yorkshire, on Thursday, where they attended a number of engagements related to mental health, one of the causes closest to their hearts.

A body language expert has commented on this latest outing, saying that it truly showed Kate and William at their best.

"There is a great shot of Kate having a moment of laughter with a member of the public whilst the woman in the photo was smiling," Darren Stanton tells Marie Claire on behalf of Slingo.

"The same woman also was seen talking to William and holding his hand.

"It’s clear that William and Kate intend to be a very different King and Queen as they are moving amongst the public and being as accessible as possible.

"Giving their time to the public also shows that the pair care about their fans, which has made them more popular than ever before."

Darren also believes that the Waleses genuinely love their jobs and the opportunities it brings to meet new people.

"There are several very tight shots taken of both William and Kate where they are displaying genuine expressions of joy and happiness," he continues.

"This is denoted by the crows' feet at the side of their eyes, which are fully engaged and bright."

For Darren, taking the past couple of weeks off was a clever move for the royal couple, who seemed refreshed and in good spirits during their visit.

"Analysing the latest photographs of Prince William and Kate in Scarborough, it’s clear the family break has done them the world of good," the expert comments.

"They appear very energetic and fully recuperated to take on their royal duties. In one of the photos from the visit, the two are completely mirroring each other’s posture, with one hand by their side and the other across the chest. 

"This shows they are in complete synchronisation with each other, both smiling and looking into each other’s eyes."


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 Cosmopolitan.com 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.