On December 8, Kate Middleton hosted the Christmas carol concert at Westminster Abbey for the very first time — but if she was nervous for the gig, she certainly didn't show it!
In fact, a body language expert noted that Prince William's presence actually boosted her confidence.
Darren Stanton told Marie Claire on behalf of Coffee Friend that when the parents-of-three arrived at the bash and exited the car, they were both "displaying very genuine smiles."
The expert pointed out that, "William has a protective hand placed on Kate’s back — a gesture that not only reassures Kate, but offers her a boost of confidence too and signifies to the world that the pair come as a team."
"While posing for photographs, Kate is positioned very tightly against William and both are looking in the same direction, solidifying their status as a power couple," Stanton explained. "Again, they both are showing genuine smiles while stood together, with such a display reinforcing how strong they are as a couple and expressing the love they have for each other."
The expert also stated that the couple's identical non-verbal gestures — such as how they position their arms — is known as "mirroring," and it's a "sign of a very strong connection."
"Kate and Wills demonstrate this again during the carol service where both are seen removing their masks — matching one another," he said. "When we do something unconsciously as the other person does it too, it signifies a deep rapport. So in sync, it’s almost as if Kate and Wills are operating and moving as one person."
Stanton declared that the Cambridges are still very much in love, as the mom-of-three's "whole face is engaged" when looking at William.
"Her affection for her husband is undeniable," he insisted. "It’s clear the pair have a genuine deep emotion for one another — what you see is very much what you get with the pair."