Prince William’s volunteering is ‘authentic’ unlike royals with ‘signs of a hidden agenda’

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The 38-year-old has visted The Passage as a child, but also more recently with his wife Kate. He attended for the first time in 1993 with his mother, Diana, who was a patron of the charity.

What did a body language expert have to say about the visit? Judi James told Express.co.uk William had an authentic air to him.

Sadly, she claims this is lacking sometimes with royal volunteers.

Judi said: “There are often signs of a hidden agenda when the royals do spots of volunteering.

“They can look as though they have popped in to lift a few items as a celebrity-style photo-opportunity to promote themselves or the charity or both and the pictures taken will suggest a professional photographer was close by, snapping away to make sure the moment was recorded at every angle.

“Prince William manages to look far more authentic here though, with his body language suggesting he really was getting stuck in to help and with the quality of the photo taken hinting that there were no professional snappers on duty that day.”

The heir to the throne was focused on his take, the expert claimed, eschewing any sense of vanity.

Judi said: “William’s frown and bent head suggests total focus here, and the way that his torso is slightly hunched over the bags he is packing make this look nothing like the kind of vanity shot that some royals excel in.

“It even looks as though he might be meekly taking instruction from the woman working with him.”

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In terms of his authentic approach to volunteering, William takes after one particular relative, according to Judi.

“William’s approach to volunteering here seems more similar to that of his aunt Sophie Wessex who always looks as though the priority is getting the job done efficiently rather than being photographed from a flattering angle,” she explained.

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex has been praised for her hands-on nature during the while of the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the Spring of last year, Sophie has been volunteering at a London kitchen. She has been doing so once a week, “privately, without any fanfare,” according to the Daily Mail.

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One person working on the team with Sophie said of the Countess: “Sophie’s done a fabulous job. She’s got stuck into everything, cooking, prep work and cleaning.

“She’s done it privately, without any fanfare, and the staff think she’s incredible.

“The team here are giving everything and it’s been a real boost to morale.”

In other royal news, Kate Middleton’s birthday is coming up.

She is likely to get a present from her husband, who has history of giving her gorgeous presents.

In fact, a gift from last year has proven to be one of Kate’s favourite pieces.

The Gold Midnight Moon necklace by Daniella Draper, £1,020, appeared around Kate’s neck last January.

The piece would be an absolutely perfect present if it is what the Duke brought the Duchess.

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