Kate Middleton appears in a documentary special marking Queen Elizabeth II’s ninetieth birthday called “Our Queen at Ninety.” In the show commemorating the queen’s long reign, the Duchess of Cambridge is one of several royals interviewed for the special.
According to Us Weekly, Kate opens up about several topics, including one in which she shares that the royal family teases her for “chatting” too much on her walkabouts.
“There’s a real art to walkabouts, everybody teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting,” Middleton said. “I still have to learn a little bit more, and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.”
Contrary to tabloid reports, the queen isn’t pushy towards Kate on her views and is “gentle” with any guidance she gives the duchess.
“She’s been generous and not forceful at all in her views, and she’s really been there in a gentle guidance for me,” Middleton admits.
The mother of two adds that the queen was “thrilled” that she had a little girl last summer. Prince George, 2-and-a-half, and Princess Charlotte, 10 months, are a treasure for Queen Elizabeth. She especially adores Charlotte.
“The queen, she 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,” Middleton explains. “I think she’s very fond of Charlotte, always watching what she’s up to.”
George calls Queen Elizabeth “Gan-Gan,” Kate says. Middleton adds that the queen “always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for the family.”
In another segment of the show, the duchess reveals that her first Christmas present to the queen was a dish she made from her grandmother’s recipe. Luckily it was a hit and meant a lot to the royal mother-in-law.
“Our Queen at Ninety” airs on Sunday, March 27 at 8 p.m., GMT in the United Kingdom on ITV.