Duchess of Cambridge handed 'direct line' to the Queen and special Sandringham House privileges

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The Duchess of Cambridge has been handed a "direct line" to the Queen, plus the special honour of using one of Her Majesty's most beloved residences.

The Duchess of Cambridge uses this privilege to ask the Queen for advice or keep her updated on her grandchildren; Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, according to royal author Duncan Larcombe.

He told OK! magazine: “Kate has her own direct line to speak to the Queen and she calls her to check in on her and give her updates on the children.

“She always leans on her for advice."

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Duncan added that it was was in fact Kate who helped Her Majesty get to grips with using video calls during the pandemic.

"It’s believed Kate was the one to teach the Queen how to use Zoom and that’s been lovely, so she can see her great-grandkids and stay connected," he said.

"Kate strikes that balance between bowing to her as head of the Royal Family in public but being able to check in with her as the great-grandmother to her children.”