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What the royals’ handwriting says about them

The way you write your letters, how you cross your ‘t’s and dot your ‘I’s says a lot more about you than you think. Your handwriting can reveal a lot about your personality, and this is the case for the royal family.

Emma Bache, graphologist and author of Reading Between The Lineshas decoded some of the royal family’s handwriting. She told HELLO! her thoughts on the royals handwriting.

The Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine

"Catherine likes things very, very well organised, she can be a little bit dogmatic about things. Now, you might think that she is very calm because she has this persona in the media, and she is, up to a point, unless things don't go her way."

Emma added: "She really needs people around her. She's conservative by nature – she's not going to upset anybody very easily. And her signature is right in the middle of the page; what you see is what you get. She knows her own mind, has a healthy ego and feels absolutely no need to put on airs and graces. Catherine is not going to rock the boat, ever."

The Duke of Cambridge, William

"William is much more like Catherine in that he is solid and steady but doesn't need other people's approval as much as Catherine does," Emma told HELLO!.

"His signature, he has this horizontal line going up which is sort of saying, 'I will come to you… keep your distance.'"

Emma also wrote in her book about the Duke of Cambridge’s handwriting.

"Prince William's handwriting consists of narrow letters but relatively wide spaces between words. The future King of England will be more than a little used to socialising and meeting an extremely broad range of people.

“However, we can see that he is quite shy in reality and would not normally choose to push himself forward or hog the limelight. The wide spaces between his words show his need for some independence and privacy."

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan

"The most obvious thing visually about her is all these curly 'q's and very slow writing, which is very mannerised and calligraphic,” explained Emma.

“This is a woman who is used to being in the spotlight. These strokes that go over covering the words, that's self-protection; she's going to react to criticism.”

The Duke of Sussex, Harry

"Harry surprisingly likes his space around him, and he has, I feel, a persona of being a bit of a 'Jack the lad,' and almost a little irresponsible when he was younger," Emma told HELLO!.

"But he's actually deeply sensitive, he likes his owns space, his moods are more up and down and he needs a bit more careful handling. There's a sensitivity here that other people don't see.

"But his signature, which is how he wants to be seen by other people, he's underlined it and he's got these vertical strokes. He wants to be seen as, 'I'm absolutely sorted, I'm quite stubborn and I am going to have my way.' But the reality is he is actually more malleable and more sensitive to how other people see him."

Scroll through the gallery to see the handwriting of the Dukes and Duchesses.