The Duchess of Cambridge told ITV about her nerve-wracking first Christmas at the Sandringham estate, where she was uncertain what to gift the monarch. She decided on making something home-made.
“I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong,” Kate said in the ITV documentary Our Queen At Ninety.
She decided to make the Queen a home-made chutney from her grandmother’s recipe.
“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.”
While Kate enjoys making the desserts for the family, reportedly her children enjoy cooking themselves.
Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six, team up in the kitchen to make meals for the whole family.
Kate visited the Lavender Primary School in London and told Matthew Kleiner-Mann, chief executive of the Ivy Learning Trust, about her three children’s culinary talents.
“She was telling us how much her children love cooking and how they cook for her,” he told Hello!
“They made cheesy pasta the other day,” he recalled.
“One stirs the flour, one puts the milk and butter in.
“And they make salads and stuff.”