Ever since the palace announced Prince William’s engagement to Kate Middleton in Nov. 2010, the world’s eyes have been on the royal couple, especially the brunette beauty. In the five years since that poignant announcement, Kate has flourished in her role as a senior member of the royal family, carrying out public engagements with ease and charming crowds around the world. Now, the mother of two has opened up about her life in the monarchy and the lessons she has learned from its inimitable matriarch, the Queen.
“She’s been generous and not forceful at all in her views,” reveals Kate in the new documentary Our Queen at Ninety, adding that the monarch has “really been there in a gentle guidance for me.”
If anyone is the perfect role model for the Duchess of Cambridge it's Queen Elizabeth II, who for more than six decades has devoted her life and time to the well-being of the commonwealth. Still, there is one thing that Kate admits she needs some guidance on, a duty that the rest of the Royal Family find great pleasure in teasing the newest royal about. “There’s a real art to walkabouts, everybody teases me in the family that I spend far too long chatting," she admits. "I still have to learn a little bit more, and to pick up a few more tips, I suppose.”
In the documentary, Kate also expressed Her Majesty's joy over the arrival of Princess Charlotte last May and that Prince Georgecalls his great-grandmother "Gan-Gan." "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, in her first TV interview since her engagement to Prince William, will share her thoughts and personal anecdotes about Her Majesty for ITV's Our Queen at 90. The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will also contribute to the landmark programme. Watch on ITV One on Sunday 27 March at 8pm.