We’d always guessed that the Queen would be a truly lovely granny...
The Duchess Of Cambridge has revealed that the royal family pick on each other just like any other family – and that she gets teased about a really quite strange thing – her etiquette on walkabouts.
Yes in another new teaser from ITV documentary Our Queen At Ninety, which will mark the Queen’s 90th birthday on 21st April, the Duchess gives her first television interview since she got engaged to Prince William in 2011 – and it’s so, so sweet.
‘There’s a real art to walkabouts,’ she explains. ‘Everybody teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. I still have to learn a little bit more, and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.’
In another teaser released earlier in the week, Kate revealed that much like any other woman spending her first Christmas with the in-laws, had absolutely no idea what to buy them. And, of course, there’s the added pressure that her husband’s granny is The Queen.
‘I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas,’ she reveals. ‘And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, “Gosh, what should I give her?”‘
‘I thought, “I’ll make her something.” Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.’
‘I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table. I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me and I’ve noticed since she’s done that on lots of occasions and I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her care in looking after everybody.’
In another teaser video released yesterday, the Duchess opened up even more about her Majesty, and revealed how much she dotes on both her grandchildren, and her new great grandchildren Prince George and Princess Charlotte. (We’d always guessed that the Queen would be a truly lovely granny – she’s got the biggest house to play hide and seek in, after all.)
‘It’s very special having a new little girl. I feel very, very lucky that George has got a little sister,’ she said.
‘The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl,’ Kate says of the moment she and William told the family about the arrival of Princess Charlotte last year. ‘I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here. I think she’s very fond of Charlotte. She’s always watching what she’s up to.’
And it seems that Prince George, too, is besotted with his great-grandmother. ‘George is only two and a half and he calls her ‘Gan-Gan’,’ Kate revealed. ‘She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for her family.’
In the teaser videos, below, Kate goes on to discuss her personal relationship with the Queen, plus there are teasers from interviews with other members of the Royal Family, including Prince William and Prince Harry.
Our Queen At Ninety airs on Easter Sunday, 27th March, at 8pm on ITV.