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Queen at 90 & Williams trip to Kenya

images206K426ROn the 19 of March 2016, Parts of interviews given for the new documentary on the Queen were released. In the program which will air on itv at 8pm, Kate1.png revealed that George calls the Queen Gan Gan and that the Queen is delighted to have another great-granddaughter. Kate also revealed that the Queen leaves little presents in their room,untitled2.png for when they come to visit. We saw new footage of the diplomatic reception in Buckingham Palace in 2015. Kate told us in the interview, that she made her grandmother’s chutney recipe for the Queen for her fist Christmas as a royal back in 2011. Thanks to Kate’s sisters Pippa, we know this recipe. In Pippa’s book Celebrationuntitled. Below in the recipe:

“This is my granny’s recipe which has been passed down the family. It’s a great way of using up very big marrows, but use large courgettes if you prefer, or experiment with different fruits and vegetables following the same principles.”

The ingredients:

  • 1.8 kg marows, peeled, deseeeded and chopped into small chunks.
  • 4 medium onions, peeled and chopped into small chunks.
  • 3 apples, peeled, cored and chopped.
  • 225g sultanas or raisins.
  • 225g stoned dates, roughly chopped.
  • 600 ml malt vinegar.
  • 900g soft brown sugar.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger.
  • 2 tablespoons mixed pickling spices, secured in a piece of muslin.
“Put the chopped marrow, onions and apples into a large preserving pan, add the rest of the ingredients and the bag of spices and stir together, then place over a medium heat. Bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 1 and a half to 2 hours. Take the pan off the heat, cool and remove the muslin, squeezing the liquid from the bag. Spoon it into sterilised jars with vinegar-proof lids, filling them to within 1cm of the top. Store in a cool place for up to 12 months. Once open, store in a fridge, and use within one month.”

It was announced the William has flown to Kenya for a private visit. This visit was mostly due to Jecca Craig’suntitled.png wedding. Many will remember that William missed his own cousins wedding, to attend Jecca’s brothers wedding in 2008.

In the press release Kensington Place said:

The Duke of Cambridge will visit Kenya over the Easter Bank Holiday Weekend between 24th and 27th March 2016, on a private trip.

At the start of his short visit to the country, on Thursday 24th March, the Duke of Cambridge will attend a meeting with President Uhuru Kenyatta. The meeting is taking place at the request of Her Majesty’s Government, and His Royal Highness is pleased to have the opportunity to meet the President while he is in Kenya. They will discuss the relationship between the United Kingdom and Kenya, to deepen relations between the two countries on a broad range of topics including defence and security, and conservation.

The Duke, who is President of United For Wildlife, will spend the remainder of the day seeing first-hand some of the longstanding conservation and anti-poaching initiatives taking place in Kenya, which are supported by Tusk Trust, the charity of which he is Royal Patron.

His Royal Highness will witness vets at work in the field as they fit radio tracking collars to elephants to help with research and conservation. The Duke of Cambridge will also spend time with a team of highly trained rangers in Lewa Conservancy, to learn about their work protecting one of Africa’s significant rhino populations from poaching.

The remainder of this short visit to the country will be private.

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