Kate Middleton slays Christmas with homemade gift for the Queen.

It’s no secret that buying for your in-laws can be one of the toughest challenges you’ll ever face. And apparently that challenge is just as great when you’re buying for a woman whose portrait hangs in every respectable pub in the nation and bounces between four palaces for fun.

So can you guess what the humble, former civilian Kate Middleton gifted her future grandmother-in-law on their first Christmas together?

A Faberge egg?

A mid 19th century piece of Royal Worcester?

What about an Antiques Roadshow box set?

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The Duchess of Cambridge speaking to ITV. Source: ITV.

Speaking with ITV earlier this week, the Duchess formerly known as Kate Middleton gave the Queen of England a jar of homemade chutney.

“I can remember being at Sandringham, for the first time, at Christmas,” she said. “And I was worried what to give the Queen as her Christmas present.

“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, but I decided to make my granny’s recipe of chutney.”

Upon receiving the gift, the Queen reportedly inspected the jar of homemade chutters before lobbing it at the nearest wall in disgust, spilling it over a priceless Saxon rug.

“Am I supposed to be impressed with this?” the Queen asked. Source: Facebook.

Just kidding… that didn’t actually happen.

The queen would never throw anything – she has servants for that.

No, the gift was well received and according to Kate, the Queen made sure the chutney was on her dining table the following day. “She is hugely thoughtful,” Kate said.

“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.”

While the Duchess didn’t confirm the flavor of the chutney, there’s a chance she used “Granny’s Marrow Chutney” form her sister Pippa’s cookbook.

The Duchess of Cambridge was speaking as part of ITV for a documentary on Queen Elizabeth II’s life, who will turn 90 this April. She has four children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.