William and Kate’s anniversary video flies in the face of Harry’s claims about being ‘trapped’


Prince William and Kate Middleton’s anniversary video flies in the face of Prince Harry’s claims the royal couple are ‘trapped’, a body language expert has claimed.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared an unprecedented glimpse into their family life with a candid video to thank supporters for sending ‘kind messages’ on their tenth wedding anniversary today.

In the short video, Kate Middleton, 39, Prince William, and their three children – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, three, can be seen enjoying some downtime in the great outdoors. 

It showed the future king’s family running free climbing the sand dunes on the beach in Norfolk, sitting around the campfire toasting marshmallows in the countryside and playing the garden of their Anmer Hall residence. 

Speaking to FEMAIL, body language expert Judi James explained that it shows future king George as more serious and the most grown up, while second-born Charlotte is more adventurous, noisy and cheeky.  

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s anniversary video flies in the face of Prince Harry’s claims the royal couple are ‘trapped’, a body language expert has claimed

Judi said: ''George is clearly the most grown-up, being shown looking more serious and reserved and even rather thoughtful as he gazes out to sea'

Charlotte is cheeky, noisy and more adventurous

Judi added that William and Kate’s children appear to be ‘having the time of their lives’ in the video, which shows heir-to-the-throne George (left) as the most grown up while cheeky Charlotte (right) is the more adventurous of the siblings.

Referring to Prince Harry’s comments in his Oprah Winfrey article last month, Judi said:  ‘This film seems to fly in the face of Harry’s recent claims about William being “trapped” in the royal family and unable to act freely.

‘The playful, outdoor behaviour here is all about freedom of both actions and emotions and the three children look wonderfully uninhibited as they run about having fun’.

Judi added that William and Kate’s children appear to be ‘having the time of their lives’ in the video, which shows heir-to-the-throne George as the most grown up while cheeky Charlotte is the more adventurous of the siblings.    

‘The Cambridge’s appear to share their enjoyment of the outdoors and there’s no rigid posing or quizzical looks from the children to suggest any over-staging as they romp about together or sit toasting marshmallows,’ Judi added.

Judi said that the romantic exchanges between William and Kate here echo the stills photos they have put out to celebrate the day

Judi said that the romantic exchanges between William and Kate here echo the stills photos they have put out to celebrate the day

‘When children play as naturally as this with their parents it’s obvious they’re behaving as they normally would do away from the cameras.

‘George is clearly the most grown-up, being shown looking more serious and reserved and even rather thoughtful as he gazes out to sea but a more adventurous and noisy Charlotte and Louis are tearing about having the time of their lives and clearly totally used to having interactive play sessions with their parents.

‘William and Kate saved the best till last on their ten year anniversary with this video of themselves as a loving couple placed finally and emphatically into the context of a complete family unit,’ she added.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared an unprecedented glimpse into their family life with a candid video to thank supporters for sending 'kind messages' on their tenth wedding anniversary today

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared an unprecedented glimpse into their family life with a candid video to thank supporters for sending ‘kind messages’ on their tenth wedding anniversary today

‘The romantic exchanges between William and Kate here echo the stills photos they have put out to celebrate the day, with the couple sitting together looking relaxed and very tactile and with Kate instigating the eye contact, throwing William a wide, dimpled smile of pleasure which he returns with the same besotted grin we saw in the photos. 

‘But here we also see little Louis rushing up to interrupt by shouting happily at his parents and we can see their looks of delight as he does so.

‘The filming might be professional but the family really do look relaxed and natural together here,’ she added.

In the short video, Kate Middleton (pictured holding Louis), 39, Prince William, and their three children - Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, three, can be seen enjoying some downtime in the great outdoors.

In the short video, Kate Middleton (pictured holding Louis), 39, Prince William, and their three children – Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, three, can be seen enjoying some downtime in the great outdoors.

During their Oprah Winfrey interview last month, Harry and Meghan claimed Charles and William are ‘trapped’ in ‘The Firm’ and accused the royals of institutional racism, alleging one member of the family questioned what colour their son Archie’s skin would be.

The Duke of Sussex told the American chat show host: ‘I myself was trapped. I didn’t see a way out. I was trapped but I didn’t know I was trapped.

Asked what he meant, Prince Harry replied: ‘Trapped within the system, like the rest of my family are.

Judi said the video shows William and Kate as 'the centre of the family unit' and as a 'loving couple'

Judi said the video shows William and Kate as ‘the centre of the family unit’ and as a ‘loving couple’

‘My father and my brother, they are trapped. They don’t get to leave.’

Royal sources later claimed that Prince William does not believe he is ‘trapped’ inside the system of the British monarchy and Prince Harry’s suggestions that he is are ‘way off the mark’.

Instead, the Duke of Cambridge, who is second in line to the throne behind his father, has ‘accepted’ his role and ‘the path set for him’, royal sources say.

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