Kate Middleton Broke Royal Protocol Today and Abandoned the Cambridge Cross

The Sussex Slant, the Cambridge Cross and the Duchess Slant. There are three ways a female royal can sit, and today, Kate Middleton went totally off script. 

Today, the 36-year-old Duchess of Cambridge visited FamilyLine, a new program from London-based charity Family Action that uses volunteers across the U.K. to support parents digitally. During her visit, she chatted with a group of coaches about perinatal mental health and broke royal protocol in the process.

Instead of sitting in her standard Cambridge Cross fashion, the duchess crossed her left leg over her right knee. (Gasp!) Middleton even bounced her foot a bit, swung back and forth in her roller chair and casually gesticulated like she was sitting around a bottle of cab with her gal pals.

You rebel, you, K-Middy.


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