KATE, Duchess of Cambridge, revealed the Queen has had a special bond with her daughter Princess Charlotte since her birth.
Kate opened up about the cherished bond between the Queen and Princess Charlotte in an interview she gave to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Appearing on ITV’s documentary Our Queen at 90, the Duchess of Cambridge recalled how “thrilled” the monarch had been to hear the Cambridges had welcomed a baby girl.
The Duchess added the Queen is particularly interested in what Charlotte, who is now six, is up to.
Kate said: “The Queen was really thrilled that it was a little girl and I think as soon as we came back here to Kensington, she was one of our first visitors here.
“I think she’s very fond of Charlotte.
“She’s always watching what she’s up to.”
Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015 and currently is fourth-in-line to the throne.
Unlike other female members of the Royal Family born before October 28, 2011, the young royal did not give up her position in the line of succession when her brother Prince Louis was born in April 2018.
This is thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which replaced the male-preference primogeniture with absolute primogeniture.
One member of the Royal Family who was famously overtaken in the line of succession by her younger brothers has been Princess Anne.
If the act had already been in place, the Princess Royal, her children and grandchildren would find themselves today much closer to the throne.
Princess Charlotte and her family travelled to Balmoral to visit the Queen last week, according to a source.
Speaking about the royals’ cherished time together, a source told Vanity Fair: “William, Kate, and the children have been enjoying some family time in Scotland and they have just spent some special time with the Queen.
“They always enjoy going up to Balmoral, they love the outdoors and walking in the hills and spending quality time with family.”
The source added the Duke of Cambridge is particularly keen on seeing his children spend time north of the border.
They claimed: “It’s where William spent a lot of his childhood and it’s important to him that his children experience what he did as a young boy.”
Their break at Balmoral would not have been the only holiday taken by Kate and William over the summer months, according to reports.
The couple and their children are believed to have spent a few days in the Isles of Scilly.
And royal author Katie Nicholl claimed the family of five spent much of their summer break in Norfolk, where a source said to have seen Kate teaching her children how to sail.
However, now the Cambridges are expected to ease back into their working schedule.
Princess Charlotte and Prince George are to return to school next week, with Thomas’s Battersea reopening its doors to students on Thursday.
Prince Louis, who started attending Willcocks Nursery School in April, is also expected to return to school on Wednesday.
The three-year-old’s first day of nursery school was depicted by Kate, who shared the picture on the day her youngest son turned three.
In the snap, the three-year-old smiled at the camera while carrying a backpack on his shoulder and holding a shiny red balance bike.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK