Kate's the 'team leader' and Camilla is 'confident': Royal family's portrait for Prince Charles' 70th birthday is full of hidden messages
The picture sees everyone beaming at the camera, and one picture also has a candid moment that captured the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, as well as Prince George
The entire British royal brood was present at Kensington Palace, along with Prince Charles and Camilla, for their portrait for Prince Charles' 70th birthday, which was recently taken in the gardens of Clarence House by photographer Chris Jackson.
The picture sees everyone beaming at the camera, and one picture also has a candid moment that captured the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, as well as Prince George giggling away to glory!
However, the one thing to look out in these pictures is the hidden messages from all the family members, ranging from mom-to-be Meghan Markle's huge laugh to Kate Middleton's familiar outfit choice.
The photograph is a clear indicator of how close a bond Prince George shares with his grandfather, the Duke of Windsor. Kate and Prince William's 5-year-old son is clearly quite comfortable with Prince Charles, for he is captured sitting on top of his grandfather's knee in the photo.
According to body language expert Judi James, Kate's confidence and family status seem to have increased since Meghan arrived and Louis was born.
"She carries him here with no attempt to share parental duties and there's something about her upright pose and symmetric confident smile that places her in the role of team leader in the family group," the expert told Femail, according to a report in Daily Mail.
One can see how Charles, who's dressed in Amaia, keeps George steady by placing his hands under the little prince’s arms as he sits on the bench in front of his two sons. To further validate their relationship, in the new documentary marking Charles’ 70th birthday, William has spoken about how his father is “brilliant” with his grandchildren.
However, in the same breath, the Duke of Cambridge also expressed his wish for his father to slow down enough to be able to spare more time for them. “It’s something I’m working more heavily on, put it that way,” he said. “I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children.”
Coming on to Princess Charlotte, you can easily make out that the little one is all for the cuddles. On multiple occasions, we have seen the little Princess either getting picked up by Kate or holding hands with William, indicating the immense amount of love that she has to spread around.
In this new picture of Princess Charlotte, she can be seen grinning while leaning in close to Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, who wraps one hand around the princess and points towards the camera with the other. The little one recently pictured getting her fair share of cuddles from her mom's friend Sophie Carter, when the royal served as one of Carter’s bridesmaids at her September wedding.
But the picture would be totally incomplete without addressing Meghan Markle's hysterical laughter, which was caught on camera. The Duchess of Sussex's picture is highly tickle-inducing, to say the least, even though fans will probably never come to know the joke that made the pregnant Duchess burst out laughing this way.
The candid picture sees Prince Harry's bride bent over laughing, while the rest of the family is content with flashing their beaming smiles at the camera. The royal mom-to-be chose to wear a Givenchy dress for the portraits, and clearly had her reasons to be happy for the pictures, which were taken quite a while ago, since she was newly pregnant with her first child.
The royal family's portrait was originally captured in early September when Meghan had newly come to know she was pregnant with Prince Harry's first child after their lavish wedding celebrations that took place in May this year. However, the royal couple only revealed the delightful news of their upcoming royal baby last month, shortly after Princess Eugenie's wedding with longtime lover Jack Brooksbank.
The new portrait also lets the world get a good glimpse of Prince Louis, who is the newest member to join the earlier occupants of Kensington Palace. Not only does the youngest of Kate and William’s children share his older siblings’ full cheeks, but it is also being debated whether the little prince bears a striking resemblance to his elder brother George.
Kate Middleton, through the portrait, once again managed to strike with her overwhelmingly familiar choice of outfit, as she donned a navy and white polka dot dress. Although the dress looks extremely familiar, royal watchers can be assured that it is not one of the Duchess of Cambridge's royal re-wears, something that she has come to become famous for in recent times.
The blue dress had been previously worn by Abigail Spencer, one of Meghan’s 'Suits' costars, who, at the time, chose to shine in the $2,355 floor-length polka dot designed by the Italian-born, London-based designer Alessandra Rich for the royal wedding in May.
And about two months after that, Kate's sister Pippa Middleton was seen choosing a similar pale blue silk crepe de chine pleated dress by the designer for Prince Louis‘ christening.