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Catherine Middleton, Princess of Wales | Source: Getty Images
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Body Language Expert Picks Up One Detail on Princess Catherine’s Face That Shows She’s ‘Nervous’

Dorcus Osongo
Jun 18, 2024
11:10 A.M.
  • Princess Catherine made her first public appearance in six months at a significant annual event celebrating the British monarch's official birthday.
  • While she smiled, body language experts noticed that she seemed anxious. They also analyzed her relationship with Prince William and watched their children's gestures.
  • Before this event, Catherine posted a reflective message on Instagram, hinting at the challenges she faced and the support she received.
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Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

After a six-month hiatus, Princess Catherine, the Princess of Wales, returned to public life at the King's official birthday parade, Trooping the Colour, on June 15, 2024. This was her first appearance since revealing in March that she was undergoing preventative chemotherapy for an undisclosed cancer.

Upon gracing the event, body language experts observed a slight facial expression indicating Catherine might have been experiencing anxiety. They also provided insights into the relationship between Catherine and her husband, Prince William, including how it has endured health challenges.

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A day before her return to the public sphere, Princess Catherine confirmed her attendance at Trooping the Color by releasing a post.

In this post, she candidly shared the challenges she faced and the support she received, accompanied by an adorable picture of herself standing next to a tree in a natural setting. She looked deep in reflection yet effortlessly stylish in her casual attire.

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She accompanied the picture with a vulnerable and touching caption. Catherine expressed her gratitude for the overwhelming messages of encouragement that have helped her and her husband, Prince William, through difficult times.

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales greet the public during their visit to Carrickfergus Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 6, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales and Prince William, Prince of Wales greet the public during their visit to Carrickfergus Castle in Belfast, Northern Ireland, on October 6, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

She also disclosed, "I am making good progress, but as anyone going through chemotherapy will know, there are good days and bad days." Princess Catherine explained that on good days, she feels strong and active, and on bad days, she feels weak and needs to rest.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a visit to Abaco in Great Abaco, Bahamas, on March 26, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, during a visit to Abaco in Great Abaco, Bahamas, on March 26, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

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Despite these fluctuations, the mom of three finds joy in engaging with school life, spending time on activities that bring her positivity, and doing some work from home when she feels well enough.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a lamb as she visits Farms for City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, on May 3, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, feeds a lamb as she visits Farms for City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire, on May 3, 2017. | Source: Getty Images

Still, the princess knows she is not out of the woods yet, saying "My treatment is ongoing and will be for a few more months." Looking ahead, Catherine hopes to participate in several public engagements over the summer.

Even so, she emphasized the importance of patience and listening to her body, taking each day as it comes to allow herself the necessary time to heal.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits students at the University of Derby in Derby, England, on October 6, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, visits students at the University of Derby in Derby, England, on October 6, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

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The princess concluded her message by thanking everyone for their continued understanding and support, which has been a source of strength for her during this challenging period.

Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge receives a hug from a little Girl during a Maori welcome at Dunedin airport in Dunedin on April 13, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine the Duchess of Cambridge receives a hug from a little Girl during a Maori welcome at Dunedin airport in Dunedin on April 13, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Demonstrating this strength, Catherine made a stunning return at the Trooping the Colour, wearing an elegant white Jenny Packham dress.

She traveled in a carriage with her three children during the traditional procession through London and later joined the royal family on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, and Princess Charlotte of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, and Princess Charlotte of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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The princess exuded calm and confidence as she smiled and waved to the enthusiastic crowds, marking her triumphant return to public life.

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

On the balcony, she was photographed in a sweet moment, smiling down at her daughter, Princess Charlotte, who was beaming back up at her.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Princess Charlotte of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Princess Charlotte of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Catherine also shared a smile while standing next to King Charles III, who seemed to be bonding with his daughter-in-law. They are both facing cancer-related health challenges, creating a touching moment of mutual support.

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and King Charles III on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace, on an Instagram post dated June 16, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Catherine, Princess of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and King Charles III on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace, on an Instagram post dated June 16, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Additionally, a picture of the entire family, including Catherine, Prince William, and their children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis, all smiling together on the balcony captured a heartwarming scene.

Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram post dated June 16, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram post dated June 16, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

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Another touching picture captured the entire family, with William and Catherine gazing into each other's eyes while their eldest son, Prince George, looked at them adoringly.

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These moments were a significant relief for the worried nation, which had been eagerly awaiting Catherine's return since her last royal appearance at Christmas in 2023.

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Still, despite her graceful return and warm smile, social media users quickly picked up on subtle signs that all might not be well. Fans flooded the online world with observations, noting significant details in Catherine's appearances.

Catherine, Princess of Wales travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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One user commented, "Kudos she can still walk in those sky high heels. Lovely to see her loyalty to the Crown, but she really must rest and take time out."

Another user echoed this sentiment, pointing out the visible change in her eyes, "It's great to see her with a classic smile. So beautiful. But her eyes don't have the usual sparkle. They look tired."

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales on their way to Buckingham Palace before the King's Birthday Parade "Trooping the Colour" in London on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales on their way to Buckingham Palace before the King's Birthday Parade "Trooping the Colour" in London on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

The observations extended to her children as well, with one fan noting, "I too see the children have matured enormously, you can see it in their behavior, their serious looks, a bit of sadness."

The fan also spotted the concern in the kids, adding, "The worry about mum will change them and it will make them worry. Only after many years of mum being well they may feel less worry, but just so. I wish them well."

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Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales ride in a horse drawn carriage during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 17, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Prince George of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Prince Louis of Wales ride in a horse drawn carriage during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 17, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Many users empathized with Catherine's situation, drawing from personal experiences. One poignant comment read, "One can see the sadness in her eyes and in the eyes of her children. I know how this feels because my father got cancer when I was only 11."

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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The user, who could relate to the princess's situation, also wrote, "It mars the rest of your life. Sadly he didn't make it, but Kate will do so. Cancer treatments are so very much more advanced these days since chemotherapy has become available. It's the game changer."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs Kensington Palace to attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom, on October 23, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge departs Kensington Palace to attend a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London, United Kingdom, on October 23, 2018. | Source: Getty Images

Other fans called for understanding and privacy, commenting, "Yes, her sparkling has dimmed. Now that England and the media can see this LEAVE HER ALONE to recover fully."

Another fan remarked, "Agree I can see her eyes are not the same — poor lady — so brave like so many others — hope the day goes well for her and she isn't too exhausted when it is all over."

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, England, on November 8, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attends a National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London, England, on November 8, 2020. | Source: Getty Images

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One user summed up the collective sentiment by stating, "She looks beautiful, and I agree with some others on here that she and the children look pensive, serious maybe. It just looks like they are having a bit of a worrisome period. Which they obviously are, of course. Still, a beautiful family."

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Overall, while fans were delighted to see Catherine back, their comments highlighted a collective concern for her well-being, noticing the emotional toll her journey has taken, reflected in her eyes.

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Body language expert Darren Stanton also weighed in on Catherine's appearance. He noted that Catherine's initial outlook set the tone for the annual royal event, which she has consistently attended since becoming a member of the royal family in 2011.

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge makes her way down the Mall during the Trooping the Colour procession in London, England, on June 11, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge makes her way down the Mall during the Trooping the Colour procession in London, England, on June 11, 2011. | Source: Getty Images

Furthermore, analyzing the sweet picture of Catherine and William en route to the ceremony, Darren observed that the princess was employing a "masking smile," describing it as her "game face."

He added, "She's using this as a way to power through and do the best she can. Her composure appears calm and collected on the outside."

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales smiles as she travels by carriage during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Darren also noted that Catherine's smile did not appear fully genuine, indicating that she might not be entirely comfortable. He explained, " Internally, she's feeling a sense of wanting to make people proud, but she is also feeling nervous - which is understandable."

Princess Charlotte of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Princess Charlotte of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Darren then pointed out that it was notable that Catherine limited her waves to the crowd. He explained that this choice made her seem rather stoic.

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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He expounded more, remarking that Catherine seemed to be deliberately maintaining a low profile and keeping her distance. Darren emphasized that the day's focus was on the King, and Catherine's reserved demeanor supported this.

Catherine, Princess of Wales and King Charles III during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Catherine, Princess of Wales and King Charles III during Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Another expert provided insight into Catherine and William's relationship after observing the romantic moment between them on the Buckingham Palace balcony. The tender exchange happened when their eyes met.

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

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Communication specialist Judi James pointed out that this interaction gave a touching glimpse into their joy at being reunited on the global stage.

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She observed that William's eyes' crinkles and the tightened muscles around his mouth indicated his pride and possible relief to have his wife beside him again. At the same time, Catherine, who appeared more relaxed at this stage, responded with a broad, dimpled, and affectionate smile.

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince William, Prince of Wales and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony during Trooping the Colour at Buckingham Palace in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Judi also noted that Catherine's demeanor towards the public seemed to reflect the way she likely interacted with her own children, displaying assured resolve, providing comfort, and offering encouragement.

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

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

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Judi was referring to occasions when Catherine relaxed and showed affection to her kids. She stood, watching the event from the Duke of Wellington's former office with her children.

In a tender moment, Catherine was observed gently stroking Princess Charlotte's hair and guiding her forward, attentively caring for her.

Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

In this tender scene, Charlotte and George are also seen waiting nervously in the doorway while Catherine gently smooths Charlotte's hair. Charlotte appears anxious, shifting around and clasping her hands, quietly speaking to her mother as they watch the carriage approach.

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

Princess Charlotte of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Catherine, Princess of Wales, and Prince George of Wales attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on an Instagram video dated, June 15, 2024. | Source: Instagram/princeandprincessofwales/

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As the royals walk in unison toward their seats, Charlotte takes a deep breath while Catherine tenderly holds her hand. Supported by her family, Charlotte can be seen smiling happily through the window as they chat together in the carriage before setting off.

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Therefore, Trooping the Colour provided a heartfelt glimpse into how Catherine is managing her personal and public life amidst her health crisis. It was evident that she and Prince William still share a deep bond of love and support.

Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Prince George of Wales, Prince William, Prince of Wales, Prince Louis of Wales, Princess Charlotte of Wales, and Catherine, Princess of Wales on the balcony of Buckingham Palace attending Trooping the Colour in London, England, on June 15, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Despite the challenges she faces, Catherine continues to be a devoted mother, attentively caring for her children. Her strength and resilience were on full display, reassuring the public of her enduring commitment to her family and royal duties.

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