The British Royal Family doesn’t rest. On Monday, June 19, the top-ranking members of the monarchy attended the Order of the Garter ceremony, the country’s oldest chivalry order. The royal family gathered at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor to participate in the service and procession.
The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, was the center of attention. Not only for her impeccable look by Alessandra Rich, but also for her relaxed and very smiling attitude, and the loving looks she gave Prince William.
The photos of these displays of affection generated all kinds of comments on social media.
Kate Middleton at Garter Day
Since Kate is not a member of the order, she did not participate in the procession and stayed outside St. George’s Chapel with Sophie Rhys-Jones, the Duchess of Edinburgh.
Meanwhile, William was dressed in the traditional uniform of the Order of the Garter and marched alongside Prince Edward, the Queen’s youngest son and younger brother of Charles III.
During the procession, photographers captured their glances, and the images reveal that all rumors of a crisis between the couple have been left behind.
The image is very similar to the one taken in 2014 on the same occasion. Kate, who stood next to Sophie, looked at William with all her love while he marched alongside his father, the then-prince of Wales.
According to experts in nonverbal communication, Kate’s smile is what is known as a Duchenne smile. It is a natural smile that betrays true happiness, responding to a spontaneous and genuine emotion.