The hidden meaning in George and Charlotte’s royal wave they picked up from their dad.

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Whenever members of the royal family decide to grace the public with their presence, absolutely nothing is left to chance.

Carriage rides, small talk windows and balcony photo opportunities are coordinated with military precision. Every outing is planned down to the minute, as Queen Elizabeth pointed out by deliberately checking her watch when President Donald Trump was late to meet her earlier this year. So rude.

This, of course, becomes difficult when you have small and adorable children running around Buckingham Palace, knocking over some great, great uncle’s sandstone statue of himself and Nanna’s fine china.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte currently hold the titles of cutest royals, and are now old enough to wave and be paraded around at royal family engagements. Prince Louis is not yet old enough to wave his teeny, tiny hands, but he will be soon enough.

It’s not just any wave five-year-old George and his three-year-old sister have been taught to master. It’s called The Windsor Wave, and it’s far fancier than anything you’ve ever done with your, erm, wrist before.

Usually taught from birth, the Windsor Wave is a subtle, gentler version of your everyday wave. More dignified, if you will, and befitting of a member of the royal family.

Unlike The Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, who is now having to go through ‘formal royal training’ to stamp out her presumably common habits, Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s etiquette training is far more informal.

Side note – here’s what royal etiquette would actually look like in real life. Post continues after video.

Video by MMG

“It would probably begin with simple training like how to shake hands and curtsy around the age of two. Initial training would likely be given by their mother, The Duchess of Cambridge,” royal etiquette expert Myka Meier of Beaumont Etiquette told Cosmopolitan US.

“Growing up in the Palace would mean that training is much less a course or official training, and more day-to-day observation and gentle lessons right before an event or when meeting an important guest to help prepare them.”

Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s waves are also said to have a hidden significance to The Duke of Cambridge Prince William, who is often holding their hands during royal engagements.

Like their father, the royal kids wave with their dominant left hand, and according to Express, Prince William believes this is a sign his children will be “brainboxes”, as being left-handed is often associated with intelligence and creativity.

Mum on the other hand… well, she waves with her right hand.

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton is usually photographed waving to the public with her right hand because she’s right-handed, which reportedly indicates a more logical, rational way of thinking.


The last time Prince William and Kate and their kids were photographed waving together (investigative journalism, right?) was in October, 2016, on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada.

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Get a load of those waves, would you? Image: Getty.

Fingers crossed, we might see them together in a few weeks at Princess Eugenie's royal wedding.

Considering Meghan and Harry won't be there (they'll be here in Australia instead), it's the least they could do.

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