Why a visit with Will and Kate left the Queen shocked

Eliza Velk
Junior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

They may all be part of the same family but that’s not to say that the royals all lead similar lifestyles.

In fact, the 92-year-old Queen was left ‘shocked’ at how different her grandson, Prince William, 35, and his wife Kate Middleton, 36, live their lives, a source revealed to Express.co.uk.

Prince William and Kate Middleton keep their kitchen as the main hub of their family home in Norfolk. Source: Getty

During a visit to the couple’s country property Anmer Hall in Norfolk, the Queen allegedly “couldn’t get her head around” the amount of time the young family spend socialising in the kitchen

“When the Queen visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at Anmer Hall for the first time, she couldn’t get her head around the fact the kitchen is the main base for them,” the source revealed.

The Queen just can’t get her head around Will and Kate’s lifestyle. Source: Getty

For us common folk, the thought of standing around a kitchen bench having a chat is not uncommon, but for the Queen, it’s unheard of.

The Queen instead is used to having a separate room (of course) for that type of socialising and it’s not that often she even goes into the kitchen, the insider suggested.

“For the Queen, she can’t stand that because she is used to having a set room for that sort of thing.”

Socialising in the kitchen? Unheard of! Source: Getty

“In her mind, that is where all the kitchen staff work,” the source added.

Perhaps it’s Kate’s influence that has the pair and their young children enjoying living life a little more relaxed than typical royal standards.

Will and Kate seem to be raising their family in a more relaxed home environment. Source: Getty

Even when they stay at their apartment at London’s Kensington Palace, it’s reported the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, choose to have less staff in comparison to the Queen and Prince Charles. 

With their growing young family, the couple keep the company of a nanny and the housekeeper, yet they reportedly refuse to have footmen or butlers working in their home, the source revealed. 

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