Major shock for the Queen when she visited Duchess Kate and Prince William's country home 1 year ago

Major shock for the Queen when she visited Duchess Kate and Prince William's country home

Duchess Kate and Prince William do things their own way.

When Queen Elizabeth first visited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at their country home in Norfolk, she was left 'shocked' according to a number of reports.

It would seem that when the Queen first made the trip to Anmer Hall to see the family at their country residence, she was surprised by how differently they do things in comparison to life in Buckingham Palace.

The kitchen is the hub of their home and both Kate and William spend a lot of time there, with their children too.

Prince William

A source told Express.co.uk that the Queen just "couldn't get her head around" the idea of spending so much time in the kitchen and the very notion of it completely baffled her.

The royal insider said:

"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.

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

The source also said that when the Queen visits Balmoral, her Scottish estate, she never goes into the kitchen and keeps the area completely separate.

Prince William

In stark contrast then, the kitchen at Anmer Hall is the "main hub" of the home her grandson, Prince William shares with his wife and three children.

It leads into the dining room and the couple can often be found there, hanging out with their children. This is the norm for most families but if you're a monarch, that could be a little different.

However, it seems that Duchess Kate and Prince William have decided to change things up for their kids and we agree with their decision, why not after all?!