Princess Kate ‘didn’t try to steal spotlight’ on joint engagement with King, says expert

It's no question that Kate Middeton, Princess of Wales looked incredible at yesterday's state banquet in a floor-length white dress and earlier in the day as she wore a purple Emilia Wickstead dress and a matching Sean Barrett hat.

Despite this, she didn't try to put herself in the spotlight, a royal expert says.

Kate accompanied her husband Prince William, King Charles and Queen consort Camilla as they welcomed South African President Cyril Ramaphosa to the UK on Tuesday.

Body language expert Darren Stanton noted Kate didn't wear an overpowering colour upon meeting the politician and attending – alongside William, Charles and Camilla – the ceremonial welcome in his honour.

Speaking on behalf of Slingo, the expert said: "We also see Kate adopting a more plum or maroon colour dress, which is still proportionate to her position as future Queen and senior member of the Royal Family.

"However, it is not an overpowering colour like a vibrant red or blue and she is not attempting to put herself in the spotlight", The Express reports.

Kate, the expert also said, operated so in tune with her husband when they met President Ramaphosa at the Corinthia Hotel in London they almost brought to mind "professional dancers".

He said: "Included in official photos of the Prince and Princess greeting the president of South Africa, there is a great shot of William and Kate standing with him in the middle.

"What is most striking about this photograph is looking at how both William and Kate are standing in relation to the president, it is a great shot where everyone is smiling with a genuine smile.

"However, the Prince and Princess of Wales both put their hands forward, they are matching and mirroring each other unconsciously which demonstrates they are both on the same page, both thinking the same thing and operating almost like professional dancers as they are so synchronised."

At the state banquet last night, Kate and Camilla paid tribute to the late Queen as they stepped out in her jewels.

Camilla opted for the late monarch’s diamond and sapphire tiara, while Kate wore a pearl bracelet belonging to the late Queen, as well as Diana, Princess of Wales’s earrings.

Both wore the Queen’s family order – miniature portraits of the late sovereign set in diamonds on a chartreuse yellow ribbon.

The pair joined the King and the Prince of Wales and more than 160 guests for a glittering white tie evening affair at Buckingham Palace in honour of the South African president.


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