The Queen was shocked by this aspect of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s daily life

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    The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are known for ripping up the royal rule book, from the surprise double kiss on their 2011 wedding day to Kate’s break with tradition to take her own official portraits of her children.

    The modern royals have made the family more accessible, from using Instagram and Twitter, to tuning in religiously to watch Game of Thrones – they are truly a breath of fresh air.

    According to recent reports however, it took the Queen a while to get used to some of their modern life choices, with one particular decision really taking her by surprise.


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    When first visiting Prince William and Kate in Amner Hall, their stately home on the Queen’s Sandringham estate, the Monarch was reportedly shocked by how they lived in their country house.

    But it wasn’t their Game of Thrones addiction or the lack of corgis that confused the Queen. Instead it was how they laid out their home, with Kate and William supposedly using their kitchen as the ‘main hub’ of their house – something that is very far from royal tradition.

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    ‘When the Queen visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Amner Hall for the first time, she couldn’t get her head around the fact the kitchen is the main base for them,’ a source told ‘For the Queen, she can’t stand that because she is used to having a set room for that sort of thing.’

    The source continued: ‘The kitchen she never goes down to when she’s at Balmoral, for instance. In her mind, that is where all the kitchen staff work.’

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