Kate Middleton may have “dropped more signs” she could be pregnant again, a body language expert has told Daily Star Online.
The Duchess of Cambridge, 37, sparked a pregnancy frenzy recently when she may have given a major hint she’s expecting.
But a body language expert has now revealed to Daily Star Online how that may not have been the only clue Kate has given that she and Prince William are having a new baby.
Judi James told us Kate may have dropped several more big hints in recent weeks, from touching her belly to her “broody smile”.
Describing how the Duchess appears to have developed “raised levels of confidence” lately, Judi explained: “Kate has been emerging more and more as a stand-alone royal recently and almost seems to be prepping for the role of matriarch in the family.
“She shows far less nerves now and communicates eloquently when she is making speeches.
“Her handshake with her children’s teacher at the school was decidedly strong and suggested a more dominant, sociable role.
“This could be down to another pregnancy but it could also show she’s completed her family and stepping up in terms of royal profile and responsibilities.”
Judi told us how she noticed at a recent engagement that Kate was touching her belly and even showing potential signs of broodiness.
“Kate did meet a lot of small children and one baby in particular recently and it wasn’t hard to describe her teeth-baring, dimple-creating smile of utter delight as she stroked the baby’s head and chatted to the children as broodiness,” she said.
“She also touched her belly, which is a common gesture of protection from women in the early stages of pregnancy.”
Judi warned, though: “However this is a gesture that Kate uses a lot, pregnant or not, so tends to be less than reliable as a clue.
“She did look broody but she appears besotted with youngest child Louis and the baby she met could just have reminded her of him.”
Lastly, Judi told us she reckons Kate’s smile has also changed lately, as well as her “ease with her children”.
She said: “Her smile has morphed recently from her perfect royal smile that she could hold in position for long periods of time without looking fake or rigid to a wide, teeth-baring grin of genuine happiness, humour and delight.
“She falls into laughter more frequently and seems to be genuinely enjoying her time in the spotlight now.
“This could be a sign of a happy event on the way, but…it’s noticeable that the Queen’s smile has changed in exactly the same way and this could be some form of mirroring between the current and future Queens, who do seem to enjoy each other’s company.”
On Kate’s “ease with her children”, Judi concluded: “Maybe they are terrors indoors, but all the shots we see of Kate with her kids suggest she’s breezing through motherhood with three delightful and characterful but also relatively well-behaved young children.
“Ok there has been tongue-poking, but they all seem good-humoured, with little in the way of signs of tantrums or stubbornness.
“With three manageable children, why wouldn’t Kate not be thinking about making it four?”
We reported how she possibly dropped a big clue that she has given on the eve of all three of her previous pregnancy announcements.
She was pictured dropping Princess Charlotte off on her first day at school last month – sporting a whole new hairstyle.
The new hairdo sent royal fans into hysteria with pregnancy rumours, as Kate had also changed her hair up seven weeks before announcing her pregnancy with Prince Louis.