If you're one who's ever stressed about getting family members--and especially new in-laws--the perfect Christmas gift, you'll appreciate this anecdote Princess Kate recently shared.
In the upcoming ITV special Our Queen at Ninety, Princess Kate opens up about her first Christmas as a royal, and the special gift that she made for her new grandmother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth.
"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."
To Kate's surprise--and, we assume, her great relief--the Queen seemed pleased with the thoughtful gift.
"I was slightly worried about it, but I noticed the next day the chutney 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," Kate says of the Queen.
There you have it! When in doubt, a homemade, thoughtful gift can do the trick--especially if it tastes delicious.