Kate Middleton is mimicking the Queen and ‘very regal’ in speech, says expert

Kate Middleton has been taking notes from The Queen and is starting to sound "very regal", according to a speech analyst.

The Duchess of Cambridge recently appeared in a new video to give a speech on the 5 Big Questions survey about children's development in their early years.

In the clip, Kate says: "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."

She adds: "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."

Language expert and author Judi James told Express.co.uk Kate was "very regal" and appears to mimic the Queen's style in both the structure of her speech and the "clipped" style in which she talks.

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She told the paper: "The script is written in a very simplistic, minimalist form of short, high-impact sentences rather than in paragraph form and they create such a traditionally royal, clipped style of narrative that you can almost hear the Queen herself delivering them.

"The first line, with its reference to long-term royal duty and experience mimics the opening line of one of the Queen's Xmas speeches, where she usually makes some historic references before speaking about more recent events."

Judi added: "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 the future queen."

More than 435,141 people in the UK responded to Kate’s and Ipsos MORI's "5 Big Insights" survey.

It found that 76% of respondents were not aware that the first five years of a child’s life were the most important for health and happiness in adulthood.

However, 98% of survey participants believe that a child's future is not pre-determined at birth and that nurture is essential to lifelong outcomes.

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