The ‘structure, tone and wording’ of Kate Middleton’s landmark ‘Early Years’ speech is ‘very regal’ and indicative of her future role as queen, a body language expert has claimed.
In a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night, the Duchess of Cambridge 38, said: ‘Over the last decade I have met people from all walks of life.
‘I have seen that experiences such as homelessness, addiction and poor mental health are often grounded in a difficult childhood.
‘But I have also seen how positive protective factors in the early years can play a crucial role in shaping our futures …
‘The early years are not simply about how we raise our children. They are in fact about how we raise the next generation of adults. They are about the society we will become.’
Speaking to The Express, body language expert Judi James said: ‘The structure, tone and wording of this speech are interesting because they are very regal, meaning we could be seeing a glimpse of Kate in her role as future queen.’
The ‘structure, tone and wording’ of Kate Middleton’s landmark ‘Early Years’ speech is ‘very regal’, a body language expert has claimed. Pictured, a short snippet from the speech on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night
The Duchess of Cambridge will today make her biggest ever public intervention as she calls for greater action to protect children in the crucial ‘early years’. Pictured during a video briefing with Kelly Beaver, managing director of public affairs, Ipsos MORI
Judi went on to say that the ‘short’ and ‘simplistic’ sentences ensured it was ‘high impact’ and was imitative of the Queen’s previous speeches.
She added that the royal’s opening line made reference to personal experience and long-term duty with the repetition of ‘I have’ – a line reminiscent of the monarch’s Christmas speeches where she often refers to historic events before speaking about the present.
‘The script is written in a very simplistic, minimalist form of short, high-impact sentences rather than in paragraph form,’ explained Judi.
‘They create such a traditionally royal, “clipped” style of narrative that you can almost hear the Queen herself delivering them.’
Judi went on to say that the ‘short’ and ‘simplistic’ speech ensured it was ‘high impact’ and was imitative of the Queen’s delivery in the address. Pictured, a short snippet from the speech which was posted on the Kensington Royal Instagram page last night
The Queen and Duchess of Cambridge visit King’s College to Open Bush House in London on 19 March 2019
The body language guru also claimed that the Duchess portrays a ‘subtle sense of authority’ through her use of ‘I’ rather than ‘we.’
‘The language is simple and effective and Kate is adopting a subtle sense of authority and experience with the use of “I” rather than the “We” she has been using recently to suggest she is working as part of a team,’ she told the publication.
Kate has been the driving force behind a new study which reports that only one in four people recognise the key importance of the first five years of a child’s life.
During the speech, the royal will highlight how difficult experiences in early childhood are often the root cause of key social challenges such as poor mental health, family breakdown, addiction and homelessness – with the cost of late intervention estimated to be around £17 billion per year in England and Wales.
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