And this is not just excellent media training on the part of the palace.
Kate seems authentically happy, the expert said.
Judi added: “Her pitch-perfect smile has become warmer, reflecting what looks like genuine happiness to be communicating directly and she seems totally comfortable displaying her fun and less formal side.”
So why might the Duchess of Cambridge be thriving amid the lockdown, a tense and stressful time for many?
Their bond appears to have improved, Judi said.
She said: “The body language of Kate and William here suggests lock-down might have suited both their relationship as a couple and as a royal team as they appear more relaxed and in-tune than ever before.”
In fact, they are touching one another and smiling at one another much more than in a typical outing.
“The couple’s strong mirroring traits have always given clues of a like-minded relationship but here they seem happy to use many more tie-sign gestures than usual, keeping in communication with and enjoying one another’s company via glances, shared smiles and actual touches to allow us to glimpse more open affection and closeness,” Judi said.