In the video recording of Kate Middleton, which is to be a part of the documentary to honor Queen Elizabeth II on her 90th birthday, Kate Middleton reveals what it is that makes her the butt of jokes by the royal family.
In the documentary Our Queen at Ninety, as In Touch notes, Kate shares that walkabouts are what make her a target for her in-laws.
“There’s a real art to walkabouts, everybody teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting. I still have to learn a little bit more, and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.”
Reportedly, however, the wife of Prince William, who wasn’t born into royalty, has a royal in-law who has been more than willing to help. Queen Elizabeth II has offered her advice to Middleton and coaching in regards to how to achieve the perfect walkabout. The Duchess of Cambridge spoke about the guidance that the Queen has offered her.
“She’s been generous and not forceful at all in her views. And she’s really been there in a gentle guidance for me.”
Queen Elizabeth has been carving out time to spend with Middleton, but has also made of point of making time for Kate and William’s adorable children, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 10 months. The Queen definitely has a soft spot for the little Princess Kate shares.
“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. I think she’s very fond of Charlotte, always watching what she’s up to.”
Although the Queen is endeared to Charlotte, she also cannot get enough of little George, who has a sweet nickname for his great-grandmother.
“George is only 2 1/2 and he calls her ‘Gan-Gan. She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay, and that just shows her love for the family.”
For all the laughs that Middleton may receive due to her chatty nature and overly social manner, a close friend of Prince William’s late mother, Princess Diana, shares that her dear friend would be very proud of the royals.
Rosa Monckton, a close friend of Diana, recently shared with People magazine that the Princess would be very proud of her sons and new additions to the royal family.
“[Diana] would be incredibly proud [of Kate]. To be able to give their children a stable life in the country is worth so much. The [kids] have a lifetime of flashbulbs ahead of them.”
As the publication shares, it’s not a surprise that Kate has in a sense looked to the Diana’s guidance to raise her children in the spotlight while attempting to preserve some normalcy. Diana’s former body guard, Ken Wharfe, also commented on Kate’s proficiency as a new royal.
“What other role models does Kate have within the royal family? She hasn’t been given the book about how to be a princess.”
People relays the similarities that are evident when comparing the royal ways of Diana to Kate.
“Since Kate, 34, married in to the royal family in April 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge has been dedicated to continuing Diana’s charity work, especially with organizations that help children. Prince William’s wife is also primarily raising the couple’s two children, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 11 months, outside of the royal spotlight — much like Diana previously tried to do with her sons, William and Prince Harry.”
It is, however, a well-known fact, that Kate’s own mother Carole Middleton is one strong influence on the Duchess seeing as the matriarch was born into a working class family and has always believed in hard work, gratitude, and caring for your own.
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