Kate Middleton overcame 'public anxiety' to become a 'leader' in the Royal ...

KATE MIDDLETON, 38, is a senior member of the Royal Family. Sometimes she will delight royal fans by making speeches while at public events. How has her speaking style changed? A public speaking expert shares their verdict with Express.co.uk.

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Kate Middleton joined the Royal Family after marrying Prince William, 38, in 2011. On her day, she became the Duchess of Cambridge and took on a working royal role.

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Just six months after her , Kate attended her first solo royal engagement.

Since then she has confidently made various public appearances and will often speak at these events.

Last week she appeared at the Natural History Museum in London to present a virtual awards ceremony.

While Kate seems a natural at public speaking now, a speech expert suggested this may not always have been the case.

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Kate Middleton: Prince William DuchessKate Middleton: She joined the Royal Family in 2011 (Image: GETTY)

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Comparing her speech at the awards ceremony to one of her first interviews, public speaking expert at Speak 2 Impact Susie Ashfield noted the differences.

Susie said the royal looked nervous during her engagement interview with Prince William in 2010.

The expert said: "Whilst The Duchess of Cambridge is no stranger to talking on camera, it’s alleged she finds public speaking uncomfortable and is naturally somewhat introverted.

"She generally shies away from the limelight, preferring to not generate unnecessary publicity.

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