Buying for your relatives is always a daunting task, especially if your grandmother-in-law is The Queen of England.

Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, being the most perfect human ever, decided to give Queen Elizabeth II a jar of homemade chutney for Christmas.

Is that not the most humble and adorable thing ever?

She spoke to iTV earlier this week about it, she said: 

“I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas, and I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present.

“I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’ I thought back to what would I give my own grandparents. And I thought, ‘I’ll make her something.’ Which could have gone horribly wrong, but I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.”

Apparently the gift was well-recieved by the Queen and she made sure the chutney was on her dining table the following day.


“She is hugely thoughtful,” Kate said.

“I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me and I’ve noticed since she’s done that on lots of occasions and I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her care in looking after everybody.”

We’re hardly surprised, a person who loves corgis as much as the Queen couldn’t have reacted in any other way!

The flavour of the chutney remains a mystery, but it could be “Granny’s Marrow Chutney” from her sister Pippa’s recipe book.

Duchess Kate was speaking as part of a documentary on Queen Elizabeth II’s life, ahead of her 90th birthday this April.


H/T Mamamia

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