Kate Middleton is said to be favored by Queen Elizabeth II, but the Duchess of Cambridge makes sure to show her respect for her grandmother-in-law in public by addressing her in a formal manner.

Last week, Middleton and husband Prince William reunited with Queen Elizabeth II during the Chelsea Flower Show. While greeting the monarch at the Back to Nature garden, the duchess called the Queen "Your Majesty" and curtsied as a sign of respect, Hello! reported. But Middleton also showed her affection by kissing the Queen on both cheeks.

However, they weren't the only members of the British royal family present at the Chelsea Flower Show as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge brought all three of their kids to the event. Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis all got a chance to explore the garden their mother designed for the show.

In a video of their outing obtained by The Telegraph, Prince George said that he would give Duchess Kate's garden a score of "20 out of 10," which delighted his mother. Meanwhile, Princess Charlotte had a lot of fun playing on the rope swing with Prince William.

Prince Louis also caught the attention of royal fans as the little tyke was spotted taking his first public steps while exploring the beautiful garden.

But while the British royal family may address each other formally during public events, they reportedly have adorable and sweet nicknames for each other that they use behind closed doors.

In a documentary celebrating the monarch's 90th birthday, Duchess Kate said that her and Prince William's eldest child, Prince George, calls Queen Elizabeth the sweet nickname "Gan-Gan."

"George is only two-and-a-half and he calls her 'Gan-Gan.' She always leaves a little gift or something in their room when we go and stay and that just shows her love for her family," Middleton explained.

In the same documentary, the Duchess of Cambridge also talked about what her grandmother-in-law is really like away from the public eye and how the Queen has treated her. Middleton revealed that Queen Elizabeth is more open-minded than people believe and described her as a gentle person.

"She's been very generous in not being forceful at all and in any of her views, but I feel she's been there, a gentle guidance really for me," the mother-of-three said.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visit King's College to officially open Bush House, the latest education and learning facilities on the Strand Campus on March 19, 2019 in London, England. Getty Images/Paul Grover