‘Wonderfully tactile’: Princess Anne body language with Zara’s children ‘very different’

Princess Anne wanted Zara to have ‘normal upbringing’ says expert

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Princess Anne is a full time working royal and often appears very stoic during engagements. However, a body language expert claimed she may be different behind closed doors with her daughter Zara Tindall and her grandchildren.

Princess Anne is the mother of Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips.

She has five grandchildren including Zara’s three children.

It is likely Princess Anne has spent a lot of quality time with her daughter’s children as they live near each other at Gatcombe Park.

When she has been seen with the young royals, body language expert Judi James highlighted her “different” behaviour.

The expert suggested the Princess Royal could show another side behind closed doors than when she is performing royal duties.

Judi said: “Princess Anne has never been a lover of the PDA, posing in a more traditional, hands-off way with two husbands and her own children.

“But the way that daughter Zara has emerged as a wonderfully tactile and openly affectionate woman suggests there might have been a very different version of her mother away from the cameras.

“With her grandchildren though we do finally get to see the more demonstrative side to the Princess.

“With both Zara’s daughters having clearly inherited the tendency to look like free spirits with a huge enjoyment of life, the filter is off in terms of the way that Anne behaves towards them in public.

“It can be a joy to watch, as it does allow us a peek of the real Anne.”

Princess Anne has also maintained a very professional and hands-off demeanor when in public.

However, Judi claimed the royal appears more “tactile and loving” when with the younger royals.

Commenting on one outing of Princess Anne with her grandchildren, Judi said: “Anne has actually made herself lower than her granddaughter here to show full, undivided and very doting attention.

“The kiss is wonderfully revealing of Anne’s tactile, loving side, and the way both she and her granddaughter perform it suggests it’s a regular feature of their relationship.”

Judi added Princess Anne and Zara seem to encourage the royal children to show their “playful” side and not worry about royal protocol.

She added: “All children love to play swings between two adults and Anne chats to Zara here while allowing her granddaughter to play between them.

“Like Zara, Anne seems happy to encourage the energetically playful side of the girls, allowing them to enjoy tearing about and having fun rather than worrying about royal protocols.

“When she made the decision to drop royal titles for her own children Anne appears to have allowed them and their own children the freedom to be demonstrative and happily playful that she and her brother Charles rarely enjoyed.”

Zara Tindall and Peter Phillips are the eldest grandchildren of the Queen.

Despite that, they were not given royal titles when they were born which has let them live more privately than some of their royal cousins.

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