William & Kate May Have Relaxed Their Hands-Off Policy in Public, Body Language Expert Claims

Prince William and Kate Middleton are acting less stiff and showing more PDA in contradiction to their "Hands-off" policy, a body language expert claim.

Prince William and Kate might give off serious couple goals to their fans and admirers, but they lack in one important way. The two have a "Hands off" policy and do not engage in the public display of affection.

The latter seemed to be changing according to a body language expert, Judy James. She first made this known on Twitter alongside a photo collage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

Prince William, and Catherine, at the Badshahi Mosque on October 17, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images

Prince William, and Catherine, at the Badshahi Mosque on October 17, 2019 | Photo: Getty Images


The photos are from William and Kate's recent trip to Wales. In one, the Duchess placed her hand on her husband's arm while smiling at him affectionately.

Another showed the couple addressing a crowd, with the Duke's hand placed lightly on his wife's back. The third photo also showed the Royal carrying out the same gesture.

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James wrote alongside the snaps that the parents-of-three have "Relaxed." She reiterated the same thing in an interview with the British news outlet, "The Daily Mail."

It also means that there'll be significant changes in the lives of the couple and their children.

The author said that the small arm and back touches could be a non-verbal way of communication between the couple. She added that it's a way of reassuring themselves of each other's support in public.


Judi James noted that the public display of affection also suggests that Prince William and Kate made a conscious decision to,

"Relax what has in the past been looked at as their 'Hands off' policy in public."

Another factor the England native looked at is the fact that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who are known for showing PDA, are no longer in the UK. The two stopped being working Royals and moved to Canada.


The move was not without sacrifice as it meant the Duke of Sussex losing some key positions he held. Also, it came at a time his brother became the Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

The Sussexes' move also meant that Prince William and Kate have more responsibilities than before. Thankfully, the couple's hectic schedule has brought them closer.

The dad-of-three is the second-in-line to the British throne. It means that the Royal would be King after his father Prince Charles, and the mom-of-three would become his Queen.

It also means that there'll be significant changes in the lives of the couple and their children. William and Kate have a lot of years before that happens, and in the meantime, they can show all the PDA they want.

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