Kate Middleton absolutely has a great relationship with her in-laws, especially with her grandmother-in-law, the Queen.
At the beginning of Kate’s marriage to prince William, the good relationship between Kate and the Queen is easy to spot as the couple joined her majesty for the Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Nottingham. Upon her arrival in Nottingham, the Duchess of Cambridge was spotted giving the Queen a kiss on her cheek in footage that has been found online.
The Duchess has joined the monarch at numerous events, including their visit to Kings College London back in 2019. This was the first time that they had went to an event without any other members of the family.
Kate has always been respectful to her majesty, but she has revealed a difficulty anyone can understand. In a documentary called Our Queen At Ninety, the Duchess said that she didn’t know what to give her majesty for Christmas, so she settled on a homemade chutney made from her own grandmother’s recipe.
“She (the Queen) really cares. 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 present. 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,” said Kate.
She also 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.”