Kate Middleton was very candid during her first solo TV interview for the upcoming ITV documentary to commemorate Queen Elizabeth II’s upcoming 90th birthday. During the interview, she shared some interesting moments that showed how the Queen has been supportive of her over the years.

Adjusting to royal life may not be easy for a person who came from a different lifestyle and social group. That was one of the challenges that the now Duchess of Cambridge had to face when she married Prince William nearly five years ago. Her husband may have given her a helping hand, however, she also had another silent supporter in Queen Elizabeth II.

The Duchess shared during her interview for the ITV documentary “Our Queen At Ninety” that the Queen has given her “gentle guidance” over the years, Hello magazine reported. She added that Her Majesty has been “very generous” and was not forceful in any way when sharing her viewpoints. She even recounted an engagement in Leicester where she felt apprehensive since the Duke of Cambridge was not with her.

The royal mother-of-two recalled that the Queen was “very supportive” of her during that particular day. “The fact she took the time to make sure that I was happy and looked after for that particular occasion, which probably in everything that she's doing is a very small element, it shows just how caring she is really,” the Duchess stated.

She also commented on an area where members of the royal family would often tease her about. The Duchess of Cambridge shared that the royal family would tease her for spending “far too long chatting” during official events or engagements. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s mother even admitted that it was one of the things that she would need to improve on. “I think I've still got to learn a little bit more and to pick up a few more tips I suppose,” she added.

Meanwhile, Kate background coming from a normal or commoner’s family may have also been one of the reasons why she and her husband have been adamant in providing a “normal” childhood for their two children. A recent report has even revealed some of the normal activities that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge engage in such as taking turns to drop off Prince George at school or spending some time in the kitchen with Princess Charlotte.

The ITV documentary “Our Queen at Ninety” is set to air on March 27.