The Duchess of Cambridge opened up in a rare interview on ITV about her life with Her Majesty, The Queen on ITV documentary Our Queen at 90, ahead of the Queen’s 91st birthday on April 21.
Kate told that meeting Her Majesty gives people a lot of joy. She is always smiling. She has a real personal connection and that is also a skill. She still seems full of energy even at 90 and young Kate is taking lessons from her in managing her own two children.
Kate told how pleased The Queen was with the birth of Princess Charlotte. “The Queen was very pleased that she was a girl,” she said. “The Queen is very fond of Charlotte and takes an interest in what she gets up to.”
She felt lucky that George got a sister to play. She felt very thrilled after her birth and was the first visitor at Kensington.
Kate also revealed how supportive the Queen had been about her adjusting to the Royal Family.
She has been a gentle guidance for the Duchess as she progressed towards living in a Royal House. She had been very supportive during her visit to Leicester. But the Queen made sure that Kate was comfortable and happy. Unlike the usual comments Kate gets for being so loquacious and chatty as she generally uses long walks for the purpose of chatting, The Queen comforted her.
“Everyone in the family teases me because I spend far too much time chatting than I should. So I do have a lot to learn still, I suppose,” reports Hello Magazine.
“But that day, the Queen took time to make sure I was happy and looked after on that occasion. Again, that shows just how caring she is really.”
The Queen reportedly still loves simple things and acts of kindness. She welcomed the chutney made by Kate during her first Christmas with them whole-heartedly and it was also on the table the next day.
The 33-year-old Duchess has a lot to learn from the 90-year-old Queen from parenting tips , dressing style, managing the Palace, love for duty and commitment. Let us wait and watch Kate’s progress till she someday manages to be on the other side (becomes Queen) and has her own word of advice to pass on.