Princess Kate ‘tried to hide pain behind a smile’ in her last outing before surgery

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During her last public outing before a scheduled abdominal surgery, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales, reportedly showed signs of discomfort, according to observations by a body language expert. Her appearance with the royal family on Christmas Day at Sandringham last month seemed to be a challenging one for her.

Jess Ponce III, a body language expert, spoke to Nicki Swift about Kate’s demeanor during this event. Ponce noted that despite some subtle grimaces, which were noticeable upon closer inspection, Kate generally maintained a pleasant demeanor. This was particularly evident as she was seen descending the stairs accompanied by her children.

Kate recently underwent a pre-planned abdominal surgery at a private clinic in London. Kensington Palace released a statement indicating that the future Queen Consort is slated to spend approximately two weeks in the hospital before she can return home to continue her recovery.

Ponce elaborated on how Kate, a mother of three, skillfully managed to hide any signs of discomfort with her characteristic smile while engaging with the public. According to Ponce, any indications of unease were brief and mainly observable in moments when Kate’s smile faded, and she looked ahead blankly. These instances were more apparent when she was in motion.

Nevertheless, the author of A.W.E.S.O.M.E: Seven Keys to Unlocking the Speaker Within is enthused about her ability to maintain her composure, embodying a “true royal”.

Despite these subtle signs of distress, Ponce praised Kate’s ability to uphold her royal composure. In his analysis, he commented on her embodiment of a “true royal,” noting that she appeared unfazed by any underlying issues. This ability to maintain poise and grace under potential physical discomfort was highlighted as a testament to her strength and character.

A source told Entertainment Tonight that Kate was “doing well” post-surgery. Ponce concluded his observations by stating that to an onlooker, everything about Kate’s appearance seemed perfectly in order, demonstrating her capacity to handle personal challenges with remarkable royal poise and dignity. This assessment underscores the Princess’s ability to balance her personal health concerns with the demands of her public role, a quality that has been admired by many.

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