“It helps her ‘tune in’ to her children’s emotions and thoughts and allows them to see that they are important and a priority, even when she is working.”
Although Kate is protective of her children, she also knows when to step back and encourage them to develop their independence.
Judi gave an example of when Kate and William took George to watch the Euros, saying: “They chose to stand apart from and slightly behind their young son to allow him to take his first steps to developing a sense of independence and confidence.
“They also appeared to use no signals of anxiety or ‘hovering’ to do so.
“Kate leaned or stepped in toward her son to have small chats, and she was there with a cuddle of celebration when England scored or a small touch of sympathy when they lost, but it was a very fuss-free performance that might have taken more resolve that she appeared to show.