One of the British royal family’s most regular holiday traditions is their appearance at church on Christmas Day. This year, the Cambridges showed up dressed to the nines as they walked into St. Mary Magdalene Church at Sandringham — and for the very first time, Prince George and Princess Charlotte made an appearance as well. Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Christmas 2019 body language revealed that their family unit is strong, but the Duke and Duchess' dynamic is a little less clear.
To recap, the family walked into the church hand-in-hand on Dec. 25 wearing color-coordinating festive 'fits as they smiled for photographers. It was a big moment for George and Charlotte, who will hopefully join this ritual every year from now on — though Prince Louis apparently isn’t quite old enough to be included yet. Body language experts Patti Wood and Traci Brown spoke with Elite Daily about the royals’ Christmas body language, and Wood noticed a few unusual signs that William and Kate weren’t totally in sync. “I usually see them very proper,” she explains, noting that they tend to convey an air of “warmth and balance.” But here, that wasn’t exactly the case, and the photos convey that they might have been at odds with each other. In contrast, Brown found that for the most part, “they’re still the good team that we’re used to seeing.”
Maybe William and Kate were dealing with some unforeseen holiday stress. (Who hasn’t been there?) But whatever the case, the family’s vibe at this Christmas appearance is a bit ambiguous. Here’s what the details might mean.