The Duchess of Cambridge spoke about how much the Queen loves Princess Charlotte and what she will do for her if they stay with her
For many young people, staying with grandma is a very exciting prospect. But when your grandmother is the queen, we imagine the anticipation rises quite slightly.
The Queen is undoubtedly a devoted grandmother and great-grandmother, despite being one of the busiest women in the world for many decades.
The 96-year-old monarch has four children, eight grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and is said to give the young royals “special treats” whenever she sees them to “show them her love,” according to the Duchess of Cambridge.
For young royals like Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, a stay with the Queen could mean a visit to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Balmoral Castle or Sandringham House.
It seems that no matter where she is, the Queen’s enthusiasm for any family visit never falters.
Speaking on the ITV documentary ‘Our Queen at 90’, the Duchess of Cambridge said: “[The Queen] always leaves a small gift or something in her room when we leave and stay and that just shows her love for her family.”
Kate went on to talk about how much the Queen is in love with Princess Charlotte, 7. She explained: “The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl.
“I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here.
“I think she likes Charlotte a lot. She’s always watching what she’s up to.”
But that wasn’t Kate’s only sweet revelation about the Queen from the ITV interview. The Duchess also spoke openly about her nerves over what to get the monarch for Christmas in her first year with the royal family.
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Kate explained: “I remember going to Sandringham for the first time at Christmas. And I was worried about what to give the Queen as a Christmas present.
“I thought, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’ I thought back to what I would give my own grandparents.
“And I was like, ‘I’m going to make her something,’ which could have gone terribly wrong. But I decided to make my grandma’s chutney recipe.
“I was a bit worried about it, but the next day I noticed it was on the table.
“I think such a simple gesture has done so much for me and I’ve noticed since she’s done that on many occasions and I think it really just shows her thoughtfulness and her diligence in looking after everyone. “
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Her Majesty the Queen made an unexpected appearance at the Royal Windsor Horse Show yesterday to watch her pony, Balmoral Leia, compete and later looked delighted as she was presented with a trophy to celebrate her successful victory.
The Queen is expected to return to the show tomorrow to watch at least part of the finale if she feels well enough.
Sources have said that plans for the show have been drawn up in a way that would allow the Queen to attend comfortably as she cannot stand for much longer.
While the monarch will hopefully be in attendance, it has been reported that ten of her 12 great-grandchildren will ride in carriages as part of the procession.
Savannah and Isla Phillips, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, Mia, Lena and Lucas Tindall, August Brooksbank and Sienna Mapelli Mozzi are believed to be attending tomorrow’s celebration.
Last month, a member of the public posted footage on social media they filmed during a trip to Windsor Castle, showing a number of the Queen’s great-grandchildren seated in carriages – presumably to practice for the exciting performance.
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