Kate Middleton took on a senior royal role when she married Prince William. The Duchess of Cambridge walked down the aisle at Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. Since then, she has become an important part of the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have three children together, Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two.
As working royals, they have balanced royal engagements with raising three children.
It is thought the Cambridges have taken on more duties over the years.
Kate will regularly attend events by herself or with other members of the Royal Family.
This includes stepping out with her father-in-law, Prince Charles, 71.
During such outings, body language expert Judi James explained the relationship between the royals.
She said Kate may have helped bring Prince Charles and Prince William closer together.
“William and his father haven’t always appeared to have the closest relationship with one another,” Judi told Express.co.uk.
“But with Kate present, the mood between the two men does seem to lighten.
“While the two men point and laugh open-mouthed to suggest there’s some kind of banter going on between them, Kate’s polite attention to Charles and her appreciative smiles as he chuckles suggests she might have mended a few bridges between them over the years.”
Kate is often thought to have a good relationship with her royal in-laws.
The body language expert explained that Kate, while in the Royal Family, may have played an important part in bringing them together.
“Kate’s role in Prince Charles’s life appears to be that of a catalyst rather than a friend or kindred spirit,” she commented.
“There are rarely if ever any signals of the kind of easy-going, spontaneous warmth he shares with his niece Zara.
“The secret reason why he so often looks happy and fun-loving in Kate’s company might be more to do with the fact that she forms an integral buffer or air-bag role in the relationship triangle that includes his son William.”
Both Prince Charles and William are set to take on growing responsibility in the Royal Family.
Prince Charles is first in line to the throne, followed by Prince William.
If the Duke of Cambridge becomes King, Kate would also be given a new important title.
She would take on the role of Queen Consort, which would give her the same social status as the monarch.