Kate Middleton Shock: Prince William’s Wife Sets An Example As Future Queen Consort? Royal Fans Reportedly Looking At Duchess, Not Camilla Parker Bowles

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Kate Middleton is the future queen consort of Britain once her husband, Prince William, ascends the throne. But before she receives the important position, the role and title will first be given to Prince Charles’s wife, Camilla Parker Bowles. Since Camilla and Middleton are the future queen consorts of Britain, they have similar roles, but it seems more is expected from the latter.

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Kate Middleton Could Overshadow Camilla’s Role As Queen Consort

In the documentary Kate: Our Queen in Waiting, narrator David Riley said that even though Camilla is the next queen consort, all eyes are on Kate Middleton. In fact, it seems that more is expected from the Duchess of Cambridge because more people look up to her.

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“The position of Consort is a trusted royal role and has been carried out in the past by Queen Mary and the Queen Mother. As the next spouse of a Monarch, Camilla will also be known as Queen Consort,” Riley said.

Royal editor Russell Myers added an interesting perspective into the discussions about Camilla and Middleton’s future role as queen consort.

“It’s an interesting point that people will look to Kate before Camilla. The interest has gathered at such a pace with William and Kate that people do see them as the next custodians,” he said.

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Prince Charles, Camilla Parker Bowles Take Precedence Over Prince William, Kate Middleton

According to Woman and Home, the public’s fondness for Prince William and Middleton must be difficult to stomach, especially for Prince Charles and Camilla. After all, even though the Cornwalls are not as liked as the Cambridges, Prince Charles is the heir to the throne. This means that he and his wife would take precedence over Prince William and Middleton.

But the Duchess of Cambridge has made it a point to also show Camilla respect as the next queen consort. In fact, during the Commonwealth Day service, Middleton reportedly showed her respect for her mother-in-law with the subtle gestures that she used.

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Kate Middleton, Camilla Parker Bowles Body Language Analyzed

While speaking with Mirror UK, body language expert Judi James talked about the time when Middleton gently touched Camilla’s arm while they were at the service.

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“Kate touched Camilla’s arm with her left hand as an add-on gesture to suggest closeness and affection as they cheek-kissed. She also performed a huge ‘act of inconvenience’ to show respect, bending her knees to lower herself right down to plant her kiss on Camilla’s cheeks. Her hand on Camilla’s arm dropped but she then replaced it for one final squeeze. These greeting add-ons are tie-signs that would signal to Camilla and to the rest of the world that Kate is keen to register affection and closeness with the woman who will be on the throne before her,” James said.

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However, James also noticed some residue tension between the Cambridges and the Cornwalls before Middleton reached out to her mother-in-law.

“Pared-down and paired-up, the body language displays of affection and unity from Charles, Camilla, William, and Kate today looked like an emphatic statement of closure after the unbearable tensions and open rifts of 2020 when Harry and Meghan were bidding farewell to the UK and Edward and Sophie had to sit as human buffers to avoid layers of perma-frost forming. The most telling moment came when the four stood together waiting to walk down the aisle. There were signals of residue tension from William on arrival, who may still have been remembering the ghosts of the past as he arrived with one hand spread-eagled across his stomach in a barrier gesture before wiping his hands together and patting at his clothing to suggest inner anxiety, but he chatted, smiling, with Kate to look more upbeat than his somber and tense expression two years before,” James said.

The body language expert added that Prince Charles arrived at the service with his hands tucked in his pants pockets. And this reportedly signals tension.

“William kissed Camilla on both cheeks and Charles did the same to Kate before standing close in front of her using prolonged eye contact as he smiled and pointed in an animated conversation. Kate mirrored his pointing gesture, suggesting fond approval and like-minded thinking,” James explained.

At the end of the day, there’s no indication that the Cambridges and Cornwalls are not at peace with each other. So, it’s important to note that James’ interpretations are entirely hers.

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