How Kate Referred To The Queen At The Chelsea Flower ShowMay 22, 2019
The royal family might have a lot of cute nicknames for each other, but Kate kept things official while greeting the Queen at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. The Duchess of Cambridge met her grandmother-in-law with William at the Back to Nature garden and called her ‘Your Majesty’ before giving her a kiss on both cheeks and curtseying as a sign of respect.
Of course, it is thought that the couple has more familiar names for each other behind closed doors. Indeed, the Duchess previously revealed that her eldest son, George, has a very sweet nickname for his great-grandmother, and calls her ‘Gan-Gan’.
Speaking in a documentary to mark the monarch’s 90th birthday, Kate previously said: “George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her ‘Gan-Gan.’ She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for her family.”
In that same documentary, Kate talked about her own relationship with the Queen, saying: “She’s been very generous in not being forceful at all and in any of her views, but I feel she’s been there, a gentle guidance really for me.”
The fans were delighted to see the three Cambridge children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday as they explored the garden their mom had created for the show. During the visit, Prince George can be heard rating the garden “twenty out of ten”, to which Kate replied: “Wow, how amazing is that?” while Princess Charlotte adorably played on the rope swing with dad. Royals fans also spotted little Louis taking his very first public steps as he played in the garden.