It’s thought that the Cambridge family wants to be closer to
both Her Majesty and Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton,
who live in Bucklebury.
And with the royal couple set to move into Adelaide Cottage
on the Queen’s magnificent Windsor Estate, we take a deep dive into their
special bond with the 96-year-old monarch.
Queen’s unbreakable bond with Prince William
As second-in-line to the throne behind his father Prince
Charles, Prince William no doubt holds a special place in the monarch’s life. Away
from their royal duties and engagements, the two royals share a close bond
characterized by laughter and light-hearted exchanges.
According to a report in The Sunday
Times published in March 2021, William is said to have grown even closer
to the Queen after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex stepped back as senior royals
The monarch loves to make her grandson smile
Paying tribute to his remarkable grandmother, Prince
William previously said: “Growing up, having this figurehead, having this
stability above me has been incredible. I have been able to explore,
understand, and slightly carve my own path. I greatly appreciate and value that
The Duke appears to have inherited his grandmother’s wicked
sense of humour. Paying tribute to the Queen at the Platinum Party At The
Palace, the future king made a hilarious quip about Her Majesty’s age.
Prince William looks up to Her Majesty
“While no one’s grandmother thanks them for talking
about their age, my own grandmother has been alive for nearly a century,” said
William, much to the crowd’s amusement.
While the royal duo has seemingly established a closer
tie over the years, their sweet bond emerged during Prince William’s youth.
Like most families, the royal had his own hilarious nickname for his grandmother
when he was a child.
According to MailOnline’s Richard Kay, the Queen
was on hand after William fell over at Buckingham Palace, crying: “Gary,
Gary.” A guest is said to have asked who Gary was, to which Her Majesty
replied: “I’m Gary. He hasn’t learned to say Granny yet.”
heartwarming bond with the monarch
Since joining the royal family in 2011, the Duchess of
Cambridge enjoys a wonderful relationship with her in-laws, particularly with
her grandmother-in-law the Queen.
The duo embarked on their first joint royal engagement in
2019 when they paid a visit to King’s College London to open Bush
Kate has made a lasting impression on the Queen
Despite it being their first joint engagement outside of
Buckingham Palace, Kate previously joined the Queen during an engagement to
Leicester in 2012 and similarly joined forces with Her Majesty in London
the following year to celebrate the London Underground’s 150th anniversary.
Shortly after her royal wedding, the Queen joined Kate to
view her wedding dress display at Buckingham Palace in 2011.
The royal ladies struck up a close bond
“She (the Queen) really cares,” Kate said.
“I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at
Christmas. And I was worried about what to give the Queen as her Christmas
“I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her?’ I
thought back to what I would 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.”
The Duchess treats the Queen at Christmas
Speaking in an ITV documentary Our Queen at
Ninety, Kate added: “I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the
next day that it was on the table. 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.”
Cambridge children’s sweet relationship with their great-grandmother
Despite having 12 great-grandchildren, the Queen has
managed to establish a close relationship with Prince George, nine, Princess
Charlotte, seven, and four-year-old Louis.
Little Louis shared a sweet exchange with the 96-year-old
Upon hearing news of Princess Charlotte’s birth, the
monarch reportedly said how “thrilled” she was. Speaking in her
first-ever solo TV interview, Kate also discussed how she felt about the
arrival of Princess Charlotte.
“It’s very special having a new little girl… I feel
very, very lucky that George has got a little sister,” Kate 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
George stood beside the monarch on the Buckingham Palace balcony
The monarch was said to have been honored that William and
Kate had chosen to use Elizabeth as one of Charlotte’s middle names. In recent
years, Her Majesty has treated her great-grandchildren to a small treat every
time she pays them a visit.
Kate explains: “She always leaves a little gift or
something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for