Sunday 4 December 2016

Kate Middleton reveals how the Queen likes to spoil Charlotte and George

Published 28/03/2016 | 08:24

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private break skiing in the French Alps. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

Kate Middleton has revealed how the Queen likes to spoil her great-grandchildren George and Charlotte.

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Speaking in an interview for ITV documentary Our Queen at 90, she said the British monarch was thrilled when Charlotte was born in May 2015.

"The Queen was very pleased that she was a girl," said Kate. "The Queen is very fond of Charlotte and takes an interest in what she gets up to.

"Every time we stay with her, she leaves a little gift for George and Charlotte in their rooms. I think that just goes to show her love for [George and Charlotte] and for the family."

Kate also said she was delighted to have a daughter.

"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, and I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington she was one of our first visitors here."

July 2015: Britain's Prince George arrives for the christening of his sister Princess Charlotte at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn, July 5, 2015 REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
July 2015: Britain's Prince George arrives for the christening of his sister Princess Charlotte at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn, July 5, 2015 REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool

The Duchess of Cambridge also praised the Queen for supporting her as she adjusts to life in the public eye.

"She's been a gentle guidance," she said.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, who was christened at Sandringham on Sunday Photo: Mario Testino / Art Partner
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte, who was christened at Sandringham on Sunday Photo: Mario Testino / Art Partner

"The most memorable day for me was during a visit to Leicester. I went without William so I was a little apprehensive.

"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.

"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."

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