Royal weddings are some of the most exciting occasions in the royal calendar. Fans love to see the Windsors walking down the aisle. Princess Beatrice was able to enjoy her wedding on Friday after the original plans were waylaid by coronavirus.
Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding took place on 29 April 2011.
It was an enormous event, which took place at Westminster Abbey.
Watch by millions, the wedding was monumental because William is second in the line of succession to the British throne.
It was a far cry from Princess Beatrice’s wedding for many reasons, including those above.
Princess Beatrice vs Kate: Wedding body language shows key differences
Princess Beatrice vs Kate: Beatrice married last Friday at the Royal Lodge’s chapel
Beatrice married last Friday at the Royal Lodge’s chapel. She grew up in the Royal Lodge, which is in Windsor, with her mother Sarah Ferguson and father Prince Andrew.
The quiet affair saw social distancing from those in attendance, including the Queen and Prince Philip.
In what way did the couple’s body language compare, and what can it tell us about these couples?
Body language expert Judi James analysed images from both days exclusively for Express.co.uk.
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She said: “William and Kate’s body language as bride and groom was as pitch-perfect as usual and gained in terms of the length of their relationship.”
The expert claims the pair looked so in sync with one another, “as proximity and movement habits together become easier the longer you have known your partner.”
Kate and William met at university, and dated for almost a decade before they were married.
Judi also claimed the pair’s more regal and formal behaviour on the day was a reflection of their royal status.
“It was very much a historic event though, with their future roles dictating their behaviour and poses,” Judi said.
Princess Beatrice vs Kate: Kate Middleton and Prince William’s wedding took place on 29 April 2011
On the other hand, Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi allowed a different dynamic to play out.
Judi said: “Royal weddings are traditionally all about the event, with the bride and groom throwing very little apart from some small, loving glances and nervous grimaces at one another as they share every single moment with camera crews, the public and the rest of the royal firm.”
However, the newly weds seemed more relaxed.
She went on: “For Edo and Bea the poses were able to look natural and hugely normal in terms of sharing some loving moments.
“They looked like they were relaxed and having fun in a way that other royals probably haven’t been able to do.
Princess Beatrice vs Kate: Body language expert Judi James analysed images from both
“Edo in particular seems to enjoy some more relaxed moments with his bride, smiling down at her proudly rather than squirming as some royal grooms have been seen to do with the cameras and eyes of the world on them.
“The lack of formality and protocol meant Bea’s hand was top in the casual clasp as they walked together, rather than being held in a more formal gesture, where the groom holds his hand up for the bride to rest hers on.”
It has been suggested Princess Beatrice pregnancy news will come before an announcement from her sister Eugenie, who married in 2018.
Britons are already placing bets on when royal baby announcements might be made.