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The Duchess of Cambridge's "hands-on" approach to parenting was made clear as she played with children at a recent engagement, a body language expert has claimed.

Kate and William visited a school in Glasgow during their two-day trip to Scotland this week and were both keen to get involved.

Darren Stanton, speaking on behalf of Slingo, said the confidence the royal couple have in their relationship shines through by their ability to remain ‘in sync’ whilst they carry out their royal duties.

He said: “The key message Kate and William are sending out during their Glasgow trip is really just how normal and down-to-earth a couple they really are.

“From the get go, the royal couple looked calm and relaxed as they headed out in Glasgow during the first day of their trip.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge looking at ease with their adoring fans during a visit to the Wheatley Group in Glasgow (Jeff Holmes/PA Wire)

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“The confidence in each other and their relationship was visible in how in sync the couple were as they stepped out together. You’ll notice Kate and Will often match and mirror each other’s body position and gestures, like standing with their hands clasped in front and waving with one hand to the crowd, which represents the deep connection they share and the strength of their relationship.”

The two looked at ease as they attended a Scottish school and had the opportunity to interact with adoring fans.

Darren said: “Heading to a Scottish school, we saw Kate and Will interacting with young school children, as well as mothers and their babies.

Kate laughed with children during her visit (PA)

“It was clear to see their parental side shining through, with Kate’s maternal instincts kicking in throughout the engagement, like when she read to a baby or stopped to interact with a group of young children - kneeling to ensure she was on their level.

“There was an ecstaticness behind Kate’s smile and her happiness was extremely visible. Once again, her face was actively engaged and there was a sincerity in her emotion - a clear indicator of the genuineness and authenticity she has that has the country really warming to her.

“We haven’t seen any royal of her like since Princess Diana, where the public have taken her into their hearts so strongly.

“Keen to get stuck in, Kate kneeling and sitting with the children alongside William suggests how the Royal couple are keen to do things their own way.

The Duchess of Cambridge was happy to sit cross-legged with the children on the floor (REUTERS)
The Duchess of Cambridge was keen to interact with the children (PA)

“We would never have seen the Queen adopt this pose or interact quite so closely with members of the public as she is a stickler for Royal protocol, with her father instilling tradition in her from an early age.

“However, Kate and William have shown they are going to operate within the tried and tested boundaries of senior Royals, yet they have a more hands on approach and a desire to get in amongst the thick of things with everyday members of the public.”

It’s clear that William and Kate have adopted very different parenting styles from the Queen and Prince Charles. They are more hands-on and keen to be relatable, and it’s clear that Kate loves being a parent.

Darren continued: “It’s very clear from the couple’s body language that they have adopted very different parenting styles to that of the Queen and Prince Charles.

“Kate and Will were quite happy to sit cross-legged on the floor, interact with other parents and play with the children.

“Such hands-on behaviour suggests a lot about how they intend to raise their children, with the couple intending to be 100 percent around for their children while juggling their Royal commitments as senior Royals.

“Kate’s expression is one of sheer enjoyment when she is around children and there’s no question she enjoys being a parent very much.

“Looking at their first appearance in Glasgow, it’s clear Kate and William have an authenticity about them, a confidence and a genuine happiness, as well as the ability to create trust and rapport with individuals they have never met before.”

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