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Kate Middleton shows she is under 'extra pressure' in most recent appearance - expert

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, took to Instagram to announce the results from her Five Big Questions survey, in regards to children under the age of five. The Duchess of Cambridge captioned the video: “Join us this week as we announce the results from the Five Big Questions survey, reveal the #5BigInsights, and take your questions. This is just the beginning…”

And while the overall tone of the video is undoubtedly a positive one, fans couldn’t help but notice the Duchess looking a bit tired in the video.

One fan commented: “Sad eyes, Princess Catherine”.

While one said: “Was she crying before this? Or too tired? Anyway great work as always.”

And another observer commented: “The Duchess looks so sad.”

READ MORE: Kate speaks of 'mum guilt' over Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Kate Middleton shows she is under 'extra pressure' in most recent appearance - expert

Kate Middleton shows she is under 'extra pressure' in most recent appearance - expert (Image: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

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Kate Middleton: The Duchess has had a hectic year in 2020 (Image: Instagram/Kensington Royal)

According to body language expert Nick Davies, the Duchess’s tired nature could be down to the “extra pressure” she has found herself under.

Mr Davies told Express.co.uk: “With Harry and Meghan leaving royal duties, she has extra pressure on her and she is showing signs of slightly puffy eyes.

“That could be from a lack of rest, or possibly crying.

“It is coupled with a micro-expression of sadness in the final second of the video, after her last smile when she says ‘We’re all in this together’, showing that she too is likely suffering from stress and sadness at this difficult time for us all.”

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Kate Middleton: Kate has really had to step up in her royal duties this year (Image: Getty)

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Kate Middleton: Nick said even though Kate is a Royal, she's "still a mum of three and only human" (Image: PA)

Prince William and Kate have been working very hard during lockdown, making video appearances on a regular basis, meeting with key workers and writing heartfelt letters to charities.

Royal expert Kate Nicholl previously said: “The Palace is keen to downplay rumours of the Queen retiring or even scaling back.

“But the reality is that we have seen the Cambridges stepping up to the plate more now than ever before.

“We’re seeing them letting their guard down and that is a result of what we are going through.

“We are a nation in the middle of a crisis and it’s times like this we turn to the Royal Family for support, comfort and hope.”

The Cambridges have really stepped up the plate, and the Duchess has gone to great lengths to make the Royal Family more relatable, which has done wonders for their previously somewhat cold reputation.

She often shares pictures of the couple’s three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, on a variety of social media pages in a bid to be closer to the public, much to the delight of fans around the world.

Ms Nicholl added: “It’s uplifting for Britain, particularly for royalists, to see what the future of the Royal Family is going to look like.

“The Royal Family has gone to great lengths not to be seen to be aloof or distant or unrelatable.”

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