Prince George, seven, delighted royal fans by stepping out with his mum Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, 39, and dad Prince William, 39, to watch England’s historic victory over Germany at Wembley on Tuesday. While the young royal has previously been deemed shyer than his younger sister Princess Charlotte, six, a body language expert has claimed he has grown in confidence in recent months.
Body language expert and author Judi James analysed a series of photos of George at the game and claimed he has come out of his shell thanks to William and Kate’s close mentoring.
Judi told Express.co.uk: “Prince William had two very good reasons to look so proud last night: firstly he was watching a historic England win and secondly he had his small son George standing beside him, looking every inch a chip off the old block.”
By standing on either side of their son Kate and William allowed George to feel more confident, Judi claimed.
The expert said: “By placing George in between them and then flanking him at the kind of distance you would normally reserve for an adult, Kate and William showed how George is growing in confidence and also how confident they are in his ability to behave well at a huge public event.”
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The analyst added: “He also bent down to chat to George though, placing his hand on his back and chest in a gesture of encouragement and shared glee.”
Kate’s body language mirrored that of her husband’s during the exciting match.
Judi said: “Kate mirrored her husband as usual, apart from the burst of unsuppressed joy when she smiled at William fondly as though enjoying watching his happiness as much as watching the goal-scoring in front of her.”
Photos from the Cambridges at yesterday’s match are some of “the happiest” family snaps of them yet, Judi claimed.
She said: “As a result of this double-dose of pride we can see William’s cheeks rounding, his eyes crinkling and his lips pursing in some of his happiest poses yet.”
Prince George has a birthday coming up and will turn eight on July 22.
There are hopes Kate will release new pictures of her son to mark the milestone.
If England make it through to the finals then there’s a chance the Cambridges will return to Wembley to watch the match.