Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, continues to inspire people from all walks of life. Her humble beginnings and, more importantly, the unconditional support she's given to her husband are reasons she's been embraced wholeheartedly by both royals and the masses.
After turning 40 last January, we're also witnessing how she has grown into the role of a duchess and, consequently, future queen consort. Kate Middleton has definitely transformed into a confident royal in her own right.
According to Darren Stanton, a body language expert, Kate acted and moved the same way as Princess Diana during her early years as a monarch. She seemed more reserved and dependent when she always stood close to Prince William and looked to him as if seeking his reassurance and approval.
This has changed recently, though. New photos show how Kate has become more independent and self-assured. Stanton added that Kate is less reliant on her husband. Even when they're out together, she's no longer afraid of keeping a short distance between them, which shows us her confidence in herself.
Another gesture that shows Kate's evolution to a confident duchess pertains to her hands. Before, she was often photographed placing both hands in front of her body, which is a sign of anxiousness and concealing her emotions. Now, she's more prone to open palm gestures, showing that she has become more confident, open, and genuine.
All these non-verbal cues show that Kate was able to emerge triumphant over criticisms about her background. Now, she has become more confident about her ability as a partner to Prince William. Although it'll take some time for her to become queen, we have no doubt that she'll be a great asset once her husband sits on the throne.
It's no secret that joining the royal family was a challenge for Kate. Many people dug into her past and uncovered things that were normal for teenagers to do, such as partying and clubbing, but were considered scandalous for a future queen. Also, the media ridiculed her decision to stay at home in 2016 to spend time with her children before their next international tour.
Last year, a major British magazine had to revise an article they published online because of inaccuracies and misrepresentations of Kate and her family. Ironically, this publication was supposedly the "Royals' favorite." Fortunately, the issue didn't last very long since the publisher was open to changing some parts of their piece.
Hopefully, these issues will remain in the past as we look forward to more accomplishments from Kate and William. The couple is set to go on an official tour in Belize, Jamaica, and the Bahamas in late March. They will be going to Mayan sites and will explore new cultures by visiting the Garifuna people and joining a "junkanoo parade" in Jamaica. Moreover, the tour will focus on learning how the pandemic has affected the communities in the Caribbean and how the people respond to these challenges.
Kate Middleton has definitely grown into the role of the Duchess of Cambridge. She is a great asset to her husband, and we are excited about the things that she can accomplish as part of the royal family.