Princess Charlotte was snapped offering her brother Prince George a flower in a sweet moment captured during their first royal engagement in Cardiff on Sunday.
The children were accompanied by their parents the Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge , 40, as they met performers and crew involved in a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert taking place within the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
Princess Charlotte has become a favourite of royal fans thanks to her sassy personality. She has been snapped pulling funny faces, waving to photographers – and even sticking her tongue out on a family outing.
However, bystanders also saw a more affectionate side to the seven-year-old, as she took a small purple flower, and offered it to her eight-year-old brother.
Princess Charlotte , seven, (pictured, right) was snapped giving her eight-year-old brother Prince George (pictured, left) a purple flower, during their first official royal engagement
The seven-year-old princess has become a firm favourite with royal fans, thanks to her confident and bubbly personality. However, she showed a more affectionate side with the sweet gesture
They also saw the young royal appear significantly more shy than she has during other public events, as she was perhaps taking in the gravity of the occasion, and only reaching out to shake hands after some encouragement from her mother Kate.
Charlotte walked hand-in-hand with the Duchess throughout the castle, who appeared to be helping her daughter adjust to her first public engagement.
Meanwhile Prince George also appeared a little timid, ducking behind his father as he posed for a photo and holding onto Prince William’s hand.
Speaking to FEMAIL, body language expert Judi James revealed: ‘Both Charlotte and George also appear to have had training in the art of the royal smile.
‘This is clearly a skill Kate excels in, but for small children the knack of faking facial expressions to be polite can be tricky, especially when they are in public and in front of the cameras. Both children seem to be trying their best though, even if their expressions do suggest some shyness behind the fledgling smiles.’
During the engagement, the young royal was presented with bouquets of flowers from the gathered crowds, who she was encouraged to engage with by her parents
The children appeared to be somewhat shy, perhaps unsurprisingly, given the magnitude of the situation, and the number of people who’d come out to see them
Prince George and Princess Charlotte appeared shy and timid as they were gently supported by Prince William and Kate Middleton on their first royal engagement at Cardiff Castle
The Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge , 40, along with George, eight, and Charlotte, seven, met performers and crew involved in a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert taking place within the grounds of the castle
Body language expert Judi James revealed how Kate and William were able to be a ‘parenting double-act’ during the engagement to show some of the ‘non-verbal techniques they’re using to induct George and Charlotte into the formalities of royal visits’
Meanwhile she revealed: ‘After their often tense-looking appearances so far during the Jubilee it was a rather more relaxed and synchronized-looking William and Kate that arrived in Wales with their two eldest children.
‘With the tension of a rather boisterous balcony performance from Louis followed by an attempt to quash any signs of drama at St Paul’s, caused by the presence of Harry and Meghan, Kate and William were able to go into more of a parenting double-act here to show some of the non-verbal techniques they’re using to induct George and Charlotte into the formalities of royal visits.
‘Their prime gesture seems to be to ‘anchor’ both children when they are on the move by holding onto their hands and even swapping the hand-holding now so that it’s not always George who gets to be next to his father.
‘Charlotte often refuses the offer of a hand clasp, showing a sense of confidence and independence, but she looked happy to comply here. When they meet and greet with the public though the hands are dropped and both William and Kate use small touches and tie-signs on their children to signal cues and timings.
The body language expert revealed how Prince William had been supportive of Prince George during the engagement and acted as ‘an anchor’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte during their visit to Cardiff Castle to meet performers and crew involved in the special Platinum Jubilee Celebration Concert
Prince William speaks to his children as the family leave Cardiff Castle after greeting royal well wishers during Jubilee celebrations
The young Prince and Princess watch on as their parents chat with royal fans at Cardiff Castle
‘Kate was seen to nudge Charlotte to step forward to shake hands after she jumped in too quickly at first, moving up before her brother and father had done their greetings.
‘William placed both hands on George’s shoulders after he’d done his greeting to let him know he was still there behind him for steering and support. Kate tends to use hair-stroking comfort gestures to help the children feel confident and praised by her, making this as comfortable an experience for them as possible’.
Missing was Prince Louis who stole the show when he appeared on Buckingham Palace’s balcony with his family and the Queen after the Trooping the Colour ceremony on Thursday.
The couple and their children are due to watch rehearsals and meet some of the acts taking part in the celebrations including Welsh singer Bonnie Tyler. Bonnie was last week made an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for her services to music.
The visit is one of a number members of the royal household are carrying out across the UK to mark the Jubilee. While the Cambridges visited Cardiff, Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex arrived in Northern Ireland.
The festivities continued with the Platinum Party at the Palace – attended by William, Kate, George and Charlotte – and the Platinum Pageant, which was attended by all five members of the Cambridge family.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge during a visit to Cardiff Castle