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