According to a body language expert, Prince William and Kate Middleton aren’t as showy as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The Prince and Princess of Wales are not as tactile as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, which leads some to believe they are not as in love with each other. Blanca Cobb, a body language expert who has been featured on Page Six, Insider, Us Weekly, The Oprah Magazine, and other publications, told Fox News Digital that both couples are “crazy about each other,” they just show it differently.
Cobb describes the future king and queen consort as “very royal-esque” when carrying a PDA.
The expert said about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge:
“They love each other, they’re crazy about each other. They just demonstrate it in public in a very different way. They have a different protocol for PDA as do Harry and Meghan.”
She went on to say that Prince William and Kate Middleton are more “proper” and “royal,” noting that they “still touch on occasion” and “still look in each other’s eyes and smile.”
She added of the Waleses:
“That synchronicity or the degree of the smile lets us know that they’re still very much connected to one another. So, although they’re public or PDA might be a little different, they’re still a very connected and regal couple.”
Meanwhile, the Sussexes are “PDA-heavy” for her. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrived in New York City on Tuesday to accept their Ripple of Hope Awards.
Cobb said about the pair:
“They both had this level of happiness that was more magnetic than I’ve seen in the past.”
However, the expert pointed out that, unlike Prince William and Middleton, Prince Harry and his wife are not under any pressure to follow royal protocol. Cobb described the Sussexes as “renegades with their affection,” doing what felt good and natural to them.
“They don’t feel the construct of being a part of the firm — as they refer to the royal family — they’re not so tied to that institution where there’s a level of relation that comes across when they’re interacting with each other or with the public at the event.”
Judi James, a communication and body language expert who has appeared on high-profile TV and radio shows, noticed the differences between the two couples as well. However, the Waleses, according to her, act in this manner because they want to be seen as two individuals, and she agreed that there were subtle PDAs between Prince William and Middleton that were not as obvious as Prince Harry and Markle’s.
James explained to Page Six:
“William and Kate rarely touch in public and only seem to hold hands when they are out of the public eye. This is partly to do with tradition, and as the future king and queen, they need to be seen as two individual royals rather than just as a touch-bonded couple like Harry and Meghan.”