It has been revealed, as part of her first-ever solo interview for the documentary The Queen at 90, that for her first Christmas as a member of the royal family Kate decided to give Her Majesty a homemade gift of chutney. Kate also said in the interview that the recipe was her grandmother’s, which means that there’s a good chance it’s the recipe featured in Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s book Celebrate. The recipe is called Granny’s Marrow Chutney.
Whenever you give someone a homemade gift there’s a bit of added pressure – if they don’t like it, it’s easy to take it a bit personally. But it seems that isn’t something that Kate had to worry about, as the next day Her Majesty proudly served the chutney at dinner.