According to an analysis by a body language expert, Prince William and Kate Middleton are in a “tight cluster” with their children.
While some royals have been accused of being too aloof regarding child-rearing, the Prince and Princess of Wales are known for their hands-on approach to parenting. And experts say the difference shows in the connection they’ve formed as a family.
William once explained to the BBC that his family is “normal” because their love and close bonds are the same as in other families.
“As far as we are concerned within our family unit, we are a normal family. I love my children in the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father. We are very normal in that sense,” he said, speaking specifically about being and raising a future king (People).
Of course, there are differences between them and other everyday families. And William said he and Kate are already getting ahead of them with Prince George, who now stands second in line to the throne since Queen Elizabeth II died.
“There’ll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in, in the world,” William noted. “But right now, it’s just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing as much love as I can as a father.”
Prince William and Kate Middleton formed a ‘tight cluster’ with their children at Harry and Meghan’s wedding
Patti Wood, who holds advanced degrees in body language and nonverbal communication, analyzed photos of William and Kate for Reader’s Digest and noted that they formed a “tight cluster” with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
“Gently holding hands with their children, they’re clearly a close family unit,” Wood pointed out. Notably, the event occurred less than a month after Kate gave birth to Prince Louis.