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Meghan Markle & Harry’s body language shows Duchess is ‘leader’ in public: ‘Bigger star’

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry took to the stage last night to speak at Global Citizen Live: New York. During their appearance, body language expert Judi James spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about their “openly affectionate” relationship.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs particular tipple when travelling in case of ‘danger’

In fact, she also likes to ensure she maintains “healthy ageing” by packing specific fitness items.

On a royal tour to Singapore, it was discovered that Camilla is quite a fan of yoga, and tried to practise it while abroad.

Royal author Robert Hardman shared details of this insight in his 2018 book Queen of the World.

“The Duchess is touring a community centre where she turns her hand to art, flower-arranging and cooking, and drops in on a yoga class for senior citizens,” wrote Mr Hardman.

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Camilla body language: Duchess ‘wary’ as she ‘watches Prince Charles in the spotlight’

Judi said: “With her dedication to providing a complimentary body language state for her husband when they attend royal visits together, Camilla will tend to use the kind of poses and behaviours that we can see in these shots of them together.

“She will mirror Charles’s posture so that they are slightly hunched together as they are here, or she will often stand to attention to one side, looking slightly awkward and a little wary as she watches Charles take the spotlight while she waits for her cues.”

Camilla looked more relaxed in pictures when she and Charles were apart, Judi claimed.

The analyst added: “It is also clear from this set of photos though that she is not averse to relaxing a little more and even sharing a joke or laugh when she is not being half of a royal double act.”

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Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit a newly restored heritage centre during Wales trip 

‘I can’t wait to get rid of these masks!’ Camilla admits she’s fed up of face coverings in candid chat with a student as she joins Prince Charles at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Glamorgan

  • Visited Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage and Visitors’ Centre in Llantrisant today
  • Charles looked smart in a navy blue pinstripe suit as he chatted with the locals 
  • Camilla looked typically stylish in a black patterned dress and nude heels on trip

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed she is looking forward to leaving her facemask at home as she told a Welsh college student: ‘I can’t wait to get rid of these’.

Camilla, 73, made the comment as she and the Prince of Wales, 72, visited the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama to learn how staff and students have coped during the pandemic on day three of their week-long visit to Wales.

When the royal couple first arrived at the newly restored heritage centre, they met students and staff in the college’s foyer and the duchess told William Pearson, studying for an MA in advanced opera performance ‘I can’t wait to get rid of this’ and touched her face mask. 

The royal, who put on a stylish display in a white and black patterned dress, was also spotted with a Fitbit Charge 4 Fitness Tracker on her wrist, which helps wearers track their efforts to stay in shape. 

The Duchess of Cornwall with puppeteer Ruby Brown during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week

The Duchess of Cornwall with puppeteer Ruby Brown during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff, as part of a week long tour of Wales for Wales Week

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed she is looking forward to leaving her facemask at home as she told a Welsh college student: 'I can't wait to get rid of these'

The Duchess of Cornwall revealed she is looking forward to leaving her facemask at home as she told a Welsh college student: ‘I can’t wait to get rid of these’

The gadget costs around £130 and has proved popular with those wanting to keep in shape during the lockdown, allowing users to monitor everything from heart rate to calories. 

Charles and Camilla were treated to performances of music and drama by the talented students who, with the help of lecturers and tutors, have managed to continue their studies at the Cardiff-based college despite Covid restrictions.

Zoe Goriely, 24, who completes an MA in acting this month, gave a heartfelt performance of a scene from Shakespeare’s The Two Gentlemen of Verona.

In the solo scene she played the character of a maid who teases her teenage ward about a love letter the young girl has received from an admirer, and at one point stamps on the pages of the note. 

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with his Official Harpist, Alis Huws (pictured)

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall with his Official Harpist, Alis Huws (pictured)

Prince Charles put on a dapper display in a navy pinstriped suit which he paired with smart shoes. Pictured, with his Official Harpist, Alis Huws

Prince Charles put on a dapper display in a navy pinstriped suit which he paired with smart shoes. Pictured, with his Official Harpist, Alis Huws

The Duchess of Cornwall admired costumes as she took a tour of the Costume Department during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

The Duchess of Cornwall admired costumes as she took a tour of the Costume Department during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

The Duchess of Cornwall in the Costume Department during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

The Duchess of Cornwall in the Costume Department during a visit to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff

The Duchess of Cornwall, President of Wine GB, unveils a plaque during a visit marking the 10th anniversary of the Llanerch Vineyard in Pontyclun

The Duchess of Cornwall, President of Wine GB, unveils a plaque during a visit marking the 10th anniversary of the Llanerch Vineyard in Pontyclun

The 24-year-old spoke to the prince and his wife after the performance and said later: ‘It’s lovely to be able to do what we love to do, for people who love what we do.’

Charles’ official harpist Alis Huws, who is a graduate of the college, also gave a performance before the royal couple met opera students in costume.

The prince is the college’s president and while he held a private meeting with senior executives the duchess watched a brief scene from The Flying Bedroom – an immersive children’s theatre production from a new company of music, composition and design students from the college.

As Ruby Brown cradled a puppet she chatted to Camilla who said about the performance ‘It’s brilliant’ adding: ‘I think it’s a lovely thing to do, you’re a really clever lady.’

The group of students who began working together via video calls are due to perform their show at Theatr Clwyd in north Wales in July and tour schools in the region in September. 

During their visit, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall shared a sweet moment before trying their hand at archery. 

The couple were photographed sharing a joke and looking lovingly at each other before trying their hand at archery after a quick lesson from archer, Bob Bannister.    

Prince Charles, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, looked in high spirits as they visited the newly restored Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage and Visitors' Centre in Llantrisant, Glamorgan on Wednesday

Prince Charles, 72, and the Duchess of Cornwall, 73, looked in high spirits as they visited the newly restored Llantrisant Guildhall Heritage and Visitors’ Centre in Llantrisant, Glamorgan on Wednesday

Charles tried his hand at archery and was photographed holding a bow while speaking with archer, Bob Bannister

Charles tried his hand at archery and was photographed holding a bow while speaking with archer, Bob Bannister

The heir to the throne looked smart in a navy blue pinstripe suit as he engaged in conversation with locals

The heir to the throne looked smart in a navy blue pinstripe suit as he engaged in conversation with locals

The visit marked part of Wales Week, which will see the couple travel across the country (pictured, today)

The visit marked part of Wales Week, which will see the couple travel across the country (pictured, today)

Camilla looked typically stylish in a white and black patterned dress which featured panelling detail

Camilla looked typically stylish in a white and black patterned dress which featured panelling detail

The pair donned protective face coverings in adherence to government guidelines as they were given a your of the visitor centre and signed the welcome book

The pair donned protective face coverings in adherence to government guidelines as they were given a your of the visitor centre and signed the welcome book

Later, The Duchess of Cornwall praised the British wine industry and said she was glad it was ‘giving the French a run for its money’. 

Camilla was visiting the stunning Llanerch Vineyward in Pontyclun, South Wales, in her role as president of GB Wines.

The royal, whose beloved later father, Bruce Shand, worked in the wine industry, also sipped a glass of their award-winning sparking Cariad blush and declared it ‘fantastic’.

She had met the vineyard’s owner, Ryan Davies, at Buckingham Palace previously and had promised to visit when she was in the area next.

Good to her word, Camilla insisted on stopping off today she and her husband were in South Wales for their annual ‘Wales Week.’

Later, The Duchess of Cornwall praised the British wine industry and said she was glad it was 'giving the French a run for its money'

Later, The Duchess of Cornwall praised the British wine industry and said she was glad it was ‘giving the French a run for its money’

Camilla was visiting the stunning Llanerch Vineyward in Pontyclun, South Wales, in her role as president of GB Wines

Camilla was visiting the stunning Llanerch Vineyward in Pontyclun, South Wales, in her role as president of GB Wines

She was presented with posies on arrival by Mr Davies’ two daughters, Holly, 18 months, and three-year-old Lilia.

After dashing in for a quick bite to eat in the vineyard’s new restaurant and viewing its hotel, she meet with a range of local producers who supply it with everything from milk to coffee and free-range eggs.

She also admired its wedding facilities and praised Mr Davies, 34, who bought the vineyard when it was in receivership ten years ago and has worked his fingers to the bone to turn it into a thriving business, producing 12,000 bottles upwards a year of Cariad – meaning love in Welsh – sparking wine and rose.

Mr Davies explained to her that he was a geologist and entrepreneur by trade and took a huge risk taking over the estate – the oldest vineyard in Wales – at the age of just 24.

The royal couple were shown exhibitions within the centre and took time to speak to staff while they were there

The royal couple were shown exhibitions within the centre and took time to speak to staff while they were there 

The royals unveiled a new plaque during the visit which was propped up on a stand (pictured)

The royals unveiled a new plaque during the visit which was propped up on a stand (pictured)

‘You should be very proud of yourself,’ she said admiringly.

And with a twinkle in her eye, she made very clear that in the interests of duty she would be more than delighted to try his produce for herself.

‘Before I go can I congratulate you on the wonderful job you have done here with this incredible vineyard,’ she said.

‘I know you started knowing nothing about it and have learnt a lot in a short space of time.

‘As president of Wines GB, I am so proud to be part of the wine growing industry in the UK. Ive been to quite a lot of vineyard – 600, I think so far – and I intend to visit as many as I possibly can. We are really getting it right in this country and giving the French a run for their money.

‘Many congratulations.’

There was just enough time to plant a vine and unveil a plaque before the duchess, with a wink to the media, said she was hopeful that there would be someone to volunteer to drink the rest of her bottle.

Afterwards Mr Davies said: ‘The duchess is a lovely woman and we are so proud and pleased to have her here today and working on our behalf as president of Wines GB.’

Dancers put on a show outside the new building, much to the dleight of the royals who watched the performance

Dancers put on a show outside the new building, much to the dleight of the royals who watched the performance

Charles even tried his hand at some archery and was snapped holding a bow while chatting to archer Bob Bannister

Charles even tried his hand at some archery and was snapped holding a bow while chatting to archer Bob Bannister

Yesterday, the couple took solo trips, with Camilla enjoying an ice cream as she met with local business owners to celebrate the Hay Festival.

She opted for an all blue outfit as she chatted with locals while on a tour of tour independent shops and local businesses.

Camilla was without Charles, who tested out a hydrogen-powered car when visiting the manufacturer behind the eco-friendly vehicle.

He toured Riversimple, a hydrogen-powered car manufacturer in Llandrindod Wells, Powys, as part of his week-long trip to Wales. 

The heir to the throne, who donned a protective face covering to combat the spread of the coronavirus, looked sharp in a grey suit with a purple tie for his visit. 

On arrival at the company, Prince Charles visited the workshop where he saw a number of vehicles and discovered more about the production process.

The royal spoke to engineers and technicians about the cars, before taking the wheel of a green-coloured Rasa model – which is a lightweight, two-seat electric vehicle powered by hydrogen. 

Taking it for a test-drive, Charles heard how the Rasa emits nothing but pure water vapour and is designed to minimise the particulates from tyres and brakes with its low weight, skinny tyres and high regenerative braking. 

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Duchess of Cornwall once had ‘forgotten’ shoes flown 3,000 miles on royal trip

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is a very seasoned traveller yet that doesn’t always mean she doesn’t forget to pack certain items. Yet, unlike the typical traveller, the Duchess need not worry about having to forgo a forgotten garment during her international adventure.

Instead, as one might imagine for a Royal Family member, she has a team of staff both at home and abroad who are on hand to tend to her every need.

According to insiders, in one instance this meant flying a special pair of high heels 3,000 miles after it was discovered they had been left behind.

In 2007, Camilla and her husband Prince Charles jetted off to Kuwait as part of a the-day tour of the Gulf region.

However, upon arrival, the Duchess reportedly discovered she was missing a pair of high heels.

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“The Duchess did not ask for the shoes to be sent, but a member of staff did arrange for them to be flown over to her after they realised that they had forgotten to pack them,” the spokesperson told the Evening Standard.

“They were not specially couriered, but were sent along with a number of items and paperwork as is often the case on royal tours.”

Of course, this is not the only luxurious luggage treatment that Royal Family members can enjoy.

When jetting off abroad, it is reported that the Duchess of Cambridge’s own garments get some very special treatment.

According to royal insiders, when travelling on private chartered flights, Kate’s dresses have been known to get their own seat.

This is particularly true when flying with haute couture items or garments for special events.

The dresses are draped over seats to avoid creasing which could occur in the aircraft hold.

“When it’s small charter planes and there is space, her clothes do have their own row,” revealed royal correspondent Emily Andrews.

“This happened on a private plane we took in India to Kaziranga National Park.

“Natasha Archer [Kate’s stylist] brought all her dresses on and laid them over an entire row.”

Kate’s team are also clued up when it comes to knowing which garments are suitcase-friendly, and which should be carried in a garment bag.

“All the Duchess or her ‘people’ have to do is familiarise themselves with the best wrinkle-free fabrics,” former creative director of Mulberry, Scott Henshall, told MailOnline.

“Typically synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, acrylic and olefin have a natural resistance to wrinkles and a greater stability since they do not absorb water as efficiently.”

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall packs specific outfit when travelling to show respect

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, is quite a jet-setter, travelling abroad for both royal duties alongside husband Prince Charles, and for leisure purposes. However, when doing so there is one very specific outfit which she must pack in her suitcase.

Alas, this rule is one that was created from experience.

In 1952, Queen Elizabeth II was representing the monarchy in Kenya alongside Prince Philip.

Sadly, it was during this trip that she was informed of the passing of her father King George VI.

Due to the sudden nature of his death, Queen Elizabeth realised she had not even thought to pack a black ensemble for her trip to the hot country.

This meant that, upon her return to London, she would not have the correct mourning attire to wear when disembarking the aircraft.

Luckily, her staff were on hand in the UK to collect a garment for her and have it delivered to the airport in time for her landing.

Her Royal Highness stayed firmly parked onboard the aircraft until the outfit had been brought to her.

She was then able to emerge from the aeroplane in her respectful outfit.

The black garment is not the only royal fashion rule which is often imposed on family members travelling abroad for duties.

Royal Family members must also try and show respect for the countries they are visiting by donning clothing made by local designers.

“When packing looks for a state trip it is considered respectful, good etiquette and customary to shop from the designers from that country, or looks that reflect the style and culture of the destination,” Anne Chertoff chief operating officer at New York-based Beautmont Etiquette told Express.co.uk.

“For example, when Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge travelled with Prince William to India in 2016 she wore a memorable white and blue dress by Indian-American designer Naeem Khan when the couple visited the Taj Mahal.”

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Kate Middleton's travel secrets: What the Duchess always carries in her luggage

You might think the Duchess actually has someone packing the bags for her, and although she probably does, she does have a few personal preferences when it comes to preparing for a trip.

Wrap individual items

The Duchess would never pack her clothes shoved into the suitcase like most of us do when going on holidays.

It is believed that Kate folds and wraps her belongings using tissue paper.

Her dresses are always carried separately in individual clothes carriers.

Sister-in-law Meghan Markle admitted to packing her clothes with tumble dryer sheets between them to keep them smelling fresh.

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Wear wrinkle-free travel clothes

Kate always makes sure she wears wrinkle-free travel clothes when travelling, especially when flying internationally.

That way, and after a long-haul flight, she always looks flawless.

Clothes made of polyester, nylon, acrylic and olefin are the best options.

“All the Duchess or her ‘people’ have to do is familiarise themselves with the best wrinkle-free fabrics,” explained Scott Henshall, former creative director of Mulberry. 

It is known that the Duchess always carries a compact mirror, blotting paper, a handkerchief and lip balm.

Because we all know how flying can dehydrate your skin, some of the skincare products she always relies on when she travels are:

A moisturiser with SPF and a hydrating face mask.

Hairstylist, Amanda Cook Tucker, has previously revealed her travel case contains 13 brushes and that Kate’s absolute hair essential is Elnett’s Supreme Hold Hairspray.

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Three-quarters of Brits believe Kate Middleton

MOST Brits believe Kate Middleton will make a good Queen when the time comes, a new poll shows.

Popular Kate – who celebrates her 10th wedding anniversary with William on Thursday – is “definitely” up to the job, 43 per cent of adults polled believe.

Most adult Brits believe Kate is going to make a good Queen when the time comes, according to a new poll

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Most adult Brits believe Kate is going to make a good Queen when the time comes, according to a new pollCredit: PA

The Duchess and her husband were pictured beaming in new photos released to mark their tenth wedding anniversary

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The Duchess and her husband were pictured beaming in new photos released to mark their tenth wedding anniversaryCredit: Camera Press

A further 33 per cent said she “probably will” be a good monarch – while just three per cent think she definitely won’t.

And the fact that Kate grew up a “commoner”, with no aristocratic or royal background, is on her side.

Some 31 per cent of people think it’s better – while 59 per cent say it makes no difference to them either way.

The YouGov survey of 5,055 adults in Britain, found women were more likely to think Kate will make a good Queen, with 51 per cent saying she definitely will and 31 per cent that she probably will.

This compared to 35 per cent of men for both answers.

Leavers were also much more likely to think the Duchess will definitely make a good Queen at 57 per cent, compared to 36 per cent of Remainers.

The YouGov survey found women are more likely than men to think Kate will be good at the job

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The YouGov survey found women are more likely than men to think Kate will be good at the jobCredit: Reuters

Leavers are also more likely to back Kate than Remainers

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Leavers are also more likely to back Kate than RemainersCredit: Alpha Press

The news comes just a day after it was revealed that Harry and Meghan’s popularity is at its lowest point ever after the Duke of Edinburgh’s funeral – while the Queen remains the nation’s favourite royal.

Kate became a future queen when she married second-in-line William at Westminster Abbey on April 29 2011 after an eight-year relationship.

The pair met while studying at St Andrews University, and 10 years on from their wedding, have three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

During their marriage together, the couple have weathered the storms of royal life – and risen to plenty of challenges.

Recently, Kate acted as peacemaker for William and Harry as the brothers saw each other face-to-face for the first time in more than a year at their grandfather’s funeral.

Speaking in the days after the service, William’s biographer Brian Hoey said: “They say cometh the hour, cometh the man. But in the Royal Family’s case, it’s a woman.

“Thank God for Kate — she is the rock the monarchy will depend on. On Saturday, she behaved absolutely impeccably.”

Kate and William are stepping up in the wake of Prince Philip's death

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Kate and William are stepping up in the wake of Prince Philip’s deathCredit: AP

The couple have vowed to stand by the Queen in the years ahead

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The couple have vowed to stand by the Queen in the years aheadCredit: PA

After Philip’s death, William vowed that he and his wife would continue on with their duties and stand beside the Queen.

“Catherine and I will continue to do what he would have wanted and will continue to support the Queen in the years ahead,” William said.

“I will miss my Grandpa, but I know he would want us to get on with the job.”

And since then, they’ve frequently been seen in public on roytal engagements.

The couple laughed together as they played golf during a visit to a farm on Tuesday.

And on Wednesday, they released new photos to mark their anniversary.

The first shows them beaming in the grounds of Kensington Palace – with the snap mimicking a photo taken to celebrate the couple’s engagement 11 years ago.

The second photo shows them sitting on the ground together with Kate holding his wife in his arms.

Kate looks stunning in a blue dress while Prince William grins at the camera in a matching blue jumper.

Kate Middleton and Prince William celebrate ten year wedding anniversary

Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall's first image after Philip funeral: 'Stupendously beautiful'

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It is the first image posted by the Duchess since the funeral of her father-in-law Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The Royal Family is out of its official period of mourning.

Fans flocked to the image to praise the royal, the wife of the heir to the throne Prince Charles.

One wrote: “What a beautiful picture! You look so very happy.”

Another said: “The Duchess has a great style and dresses so well. I love her look.”

“The Duchess looks stupendously beautiful here,” one said.

Charlotte White, Head of Design at 77 Diamonds, Europe’s largest online jeweller, spoke exclusively with Express.co.uk about the Duchess of Cornwall’s choice of jewellery.

She said: “Camilla absolutely loves jewellery.

“On formal occasions, she regularly dons opulent necklaces encrusted with gemstones.”

Charlotte continued: “The pandemic has heralded an emphasis on daywear and some of Camilla’s notable everyday pieces carry a special significance, offering us a small glimpse into what she holds dear.”

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