The Queen “can’t stand” the habit of Kate Middleton and Prince William with the royal children | Royal | New
The oldest British monarch, 95, was recently taken out of service due to health concerns. Her Majesty was forced to end a series of engagements over the past month after being advised by medics to rest. The Sovereign was admitted to hospital for tests last month and recently sprained her back, meaning she missed the Remembrance Sunday wreath laying service in central London.
In his absence from public engagements, other members of the royal family have stepped forward to fill the void.
The Queen’s grandson, William, and his wife Kate were among those who spoke.
The couple, who have three young children together, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, have appeared at several recent events.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have a close relationship with the Queen, and their Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace is just above Her Majesty’s Buckingham Palace.
The couple’s other residence, Anmer Hall, which was a wedding present from the Queen, also allows them to be close to the monarch as it is located on his estate at Sandringham in Norfolk.
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Currently, the Cambridges divide their time between the two properties, but they lived at Anmer Hall full-time between 2015 and 2017 and spent much of the COVID-19 containment there.
When the Queen first visited Anmer Hall, she was reportedly shocked at one of the Cambridges’ domestic habits with their children, according to a report uncovered by Express.co.uk from 2018.
A source claimed the monarch “couldn’t stand” how long William and Kate would spend in their kitchen socializing with their children.
The source said: ‘When the Queen visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall for the first time, she could not understand the fact that the kitchen is the main base for them.
“For the queen, she can’t stand it, because she’s used to having a fixed room for that sort of thing.”
During her historic reign, which reached 70 in 2022, the monarch adhered to a strict set of royal protocols and traditions.
The Queen is often reported to live by the so-called ‘never complain, never explain’, which over the years has helped her rule the monarchy through a series of royal crises.
While Her Majesty has a reputation for remaining silent in critical moments, the modern generation of royals, including William and Kate, have adopted more relaxed public attitudes – and it seems their home setup is not. different.
The source told Express.co.uk how, perhaps like many families, the Cambridges’ kitchen is the ‘main center’ of their home, unlike the Queen’s many homes.
Even when the monarch is away from the media spotlight, such as when she is at her home in Balmoral, it is still said that she views the kitchen as a no-go zone.
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The source said: “The kitchen she never goes down to when she’s at Balmoral, for example.
“In his mind, this is where all the kitchen staff work.
Before William and Kate moved into Anmer Hall, the 10-bedroom Georgian mansion underwent a £ 1.5million overhaul.
Their 1A London apartment is equally grand, with some 20 rooms spread across the property’s four floors.
Despite the luxury of their two homes, the couple are said to be less staffed than other royals, including no butlers or footmen.
The source said: “Of course they have their help: the nanny and the housekeeper.
“However, they don’t have the same level of staff as Prince Charles or the Queen.”