Find Out What Princess Kate Gave the Queen for Her First-Ever Christmas with the Royals (Hint: It's Homemade!)

Princess Kate Gave the Queen Homemade Chutney for Christmas
Queen Elizabeth and Princess Kate
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03/22/2016 AT 01:30 AM EDT

Giving your in-laws the perfect Christmas gift is a nerve-racking task, even more so when that certain family member is Queen Elizabeth.

In the upcoming ITV special Our Queen at Ninety, Princess Kate opens up about her first Christmas at Sandringham and the special gift that she made for the royal great-grandmother (a.k.a Gan Gan).

"I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas. And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present," Kate reveals, according to The Telegraph.

"I was thinking, 'Gosh, what should I give her?' I thought back to what would I give my own grandparents. And I thought, 'I'll make her something.' Which could have gone horribly wrong," the mother of two says, adding, "But I decided to make my granny's recipe of chutney."



And to Kate's surprise, the chutney was well-received.



"I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day that it was on the table," she explains. "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."

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While it is unknown what flavor Kate's chutney was, we guess that the Christmas gift was the Middleton family's "Granny Marrow Chutney" which is highlighted in Pippa Middleton's 2012 recipe book Celebrate.

Our Queen At 90 airs Easter Sunday, March 27, at 8 p.m. GMT in the U.K. on ITV.
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