Thinking of a perfect gift for your in-laws could be brain wracking but Duchess Kate came up with an amazing gift.
Well, if we take a look at the Duchess of Cambridge, she opts for a DIY as a gift to Queen.
Try and visualize this very situation. You’re celebrating Christmas at Queen Elizabeth’s private country home, Sandringham Castle, and it’s time to exchange presents. What will you actually do? Kate Middleton reportedly gave a homemade gift to Queen Elizabeth on their first Christmas together.
Duchess Catherine had confessed her concerns about buying Queen Elizabeth a Christmas present for her first year at Sandringham in 2011. She eventually decided to bring along something indigenous and homemade. So she whipped up a batch of chutney from her own grandmother’s recipe.
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Kate whipped a quick ‘marrow chutney’ once. This, apparently, took hours to make. This was what Kate gave her grandmother-in-law during their first holiday together. “The Queen really cares. I can still actually remember being at Sandringham Palace, for the first time, at Christmas celebrations. And I was very worried about what to give the Queen as her Christmas present”.
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Well, I was thinking, ‘Gosh, what should I give her? Then suddenly, I thought back to what I would give my own grandparents? And I thought, ‘I will make her something special. That could have gone horribly wrong. But then, I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney”.
Kate continued: “I was slightly worried about it at first. But, I noticed the next day that it was placed on the table. I think such a simple gesture went such a long way for me. And I’ve noticed this since she’s done that on many occasions. Also, I think it just shows her thoughtfulness, really, and her caring nature in looking after, everybody”.
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The secret recipe is believed to have been a marrow chutney, which needs several hours to prepare. The preparations are detailed in her sister Pippa Middleton’s 2012 recipe book Celebrate, entitled ‘Granny’s Marrow Chutney’. Lastly, the Duchess of Cambridge did not specify which granny passed the recipe onto her.
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