In an interview to be shown on ITV’s documentary about the monarch, Kate has revelaled how she solved the problem of finding a Christmas present for the woman who has everything. She made the Queen some chutney using her own granny’s recipe.
The Duchess of Cambridge said: “The Queen really cares. I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present. I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’
“I thought back to what I would give my own grandparents. And I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong. But I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.”
She added: “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.”
She also added: The Queen “always leaves a little gift or something” in the room of Prince George and Princess Charlotte.