THE Prince and Princess of Wales have just landed in the US to kick off a three-day whistle-stop tour.
The couple flew into Boston on a commercial flight from London, landing in the United States in the pouring rain earlier today.
Princess Kate and Prince William today arrived in Boston for a three-day trip
The couple flew into Boston on a commercial flight from London
Body language expert Judi James noted that the pair’s arrival displayed ‘telltale signs’ of a couple in love
Princess Kate and Prince William have arrived for a series of engagements, including Wills’ glitzy Earthshot Prize Awards.
The three-day international trip is Kate and Wills’ first since becoming the Prince and Princess of Wales.
It is also the couple’s first visit to the US since 2014 and culminates at the MGM Music Hall on December 2 for the Earthshot do, described by one insider as Wills’ “Super Bowl” moment.
Singer Billie Eilish will headline the show, with further performances from Annie Lennox, Ellie Goulding and Beyoncé proteges Chloe x Halle.
Actor Rami Malek, who played Freddie Mercury in biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, and Schitt’s Creek star Catherine O’Hara will present awards, and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough will voice the show’s opening.
Tonight we saw the Prince of Wales and his wife Catherine arrive at Boston Logan International airport for the start of their three day visit.
The pair were seen walking closely together, whilst Kate paid tribute to the late Princess Diana, as she wore a pair of her Sapphire earrings.
Upon their arrival, body language expert Judi James noted: “First impressions, or the attribution effect, are powerful and long-lasting, meaning William and Kate’s arrival poses in the US are vitally important intentional gestures in terms of making an instant impact and selling their style of charisma.
“Dressed simply and elegantly in toning stylish suits, William and Kate showed first and foremost that they are a couple in love via three key telltale signs.
“Their subliminal mirroring rituals – in step and visually in tune, this type of body language matching and mimicry is a subtle but powerful signal of a strongly-bonded couple.
“As Kate and William step off the plane and descend the steps their poses and movements are twinned and synchronised.
“There’s no need for touches like hand-holding or hugging to either communicate or over-sell their love because their visual symmetry does it for them”.
Not only this, but Judi noticed that the couple’s facial expressions clearly demonstrate the love between the pair.
She continued: “Their eye-gaze and the softened facial expressions – even under the pressure of this visit William and Kate use eye contact as they walk side by side and the softened, rounded-cheek smiles that the eye contact produces is what is usually referred to as ‘the look of love’”.
Judi also noted: “Kate’s small hair-preen gesture will create an important signal of strong support for William.
“Kate is wearing Diana’s earrings, which must be both comforting and motivational for William as he visits a country that adored his mother.
“Kate’s small preening gesture draws attention to the earrings, adding to the very supportive glances she throws at her husband as he speaks to their hosts.
“As Kate speaks we can see William gazing proudly and adoringly at his wife, with the earring very much in his eye-line”.
Not only this, but Judi spotted William’s tell-tale sign that he is aware of the pressure of their visit.
Judi explained: “As William walks ahead and away from Kate we can see a dramatic change in his confidence signals.
“His hand rises up to lay flat on his stomach in a barrier gesture and he pulls a face, dropping his smile, clamping his lips together and wrinkling his nose as though letting his hosts know that his approach is cautious and quite humble rather than showing the kind of high-status royal arrogance they might have been expecting”.
But two Statesiders will be notably absent from the royals’ trip – despite hosting an event on the East Coast just days later, it is understood.
Harry and Meghan are attending the Ripple of Hope gala in New York on December 6 to accept an award for taking a stance against “structural racism” within the Royal Family.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who accused an unnamed royal of raising “concerns” about the colour of their son Archie’s skin, are not expected to join William and Kate at Earthshot, nor during the rest of the Wales’ tour.
Sources say Wills sees Earthshot, his worldwide environmental competition, as part of his increasing “global leadership” role and he won’t be “distracted” by the California-based pair.
“The prize has become the prince’s Super Bowl moment of the year, and he looks forward to continuing to use the platform each year to shine a light on some of the most impactful projects doing amazing things around the world to save our planet’s future,” one said.
Another told The Telegraph: “The Palace team are highly cognizant of Meghan and Harry, but equally, they’re not scared of their shadows on this.”
During the rest of their trip, William and Kate will attend a special event with the Mayor of Boston, Michelle Wu.
Kate will also visit the Centre on the Developing Child at Harvard University, which works with her Centre for Early Childhood.
While her husband will visit the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with Caroline Kennedy, the former president’s daughter.
The prince and princess are said to be “hugely excited” about their engagements and see them as a key in forging their own paths as senior royals.
Upon arrival in the US just earlier this evening, William took to Twitter to share a message to the people of Boston.
It read: “Catherine and I are delighted to be back in the United States and are extremely grateful to Governor Baker and The First Lady of Massachusetts for their warm welcome into Boston.
“On this, our first overseas visit since the death of my grandmother, I would like to thank the people of Massachusetws and particularly of Boston for their many tributes paid to the late Queen. She remembered her 1976 bicentennial visit with great fondness.
“My grandmother was one of life’s optimists. And so am I. That is why last year we launched The Earthshot Prize with the ambition to create a true global platform to inspire hope and urgent optimism as we look to save the future of our planet.
“To the people of Boston, thank you. I’m so grateful to you for allowing us to host the second year of The Earthshot Prize in your great city. Catherine and I can’t wait to meet many of you in the days ahead”.
Judi noticed that William’s hand rises up to lay flat on his stomach in a barrier gesture and he pulls a face, dropping his smile, letting his hosts know that his approach is cautious and quite humble