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Christmas Frugality: Duchess Kate Making Homemade Jams for Queen Elizabeth for Christmas Gift

Posted By on November 6, 2011

Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, reportedly has thrift-minded plans for her Christmas gift to the Queen... homemade jams and conserves

 

Fabulous thrift-minded news story about new British royal Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and her Christmas gift-giving plans for the Queen… just like her recycling of her wardrobe, Kate’s down-to-earth, common-sense frugality during these times of economic hardship continues to delight me.

Reported by Daily Mail:

What do you buy the Monarch who has everything? That’s the daunting question facing the Duchess of Cambridge as she prepares her first Christmas gift to her new grandmother-in-law.

But Kate has apparently solved the tricky family matter by opting to give the Queen jars of her homemade strawberry jam and plum conserve.

It should prove a winning move, as the Queen has long been known to prefer unshowy, handmade gifts to extravagant gestures.

In the days immediately following her wedding in April, the Duchess was spotted browsing the shelves of the Holyhead branch of hardware store Wilkinson looking for jars, and since then has become a dab hand at jam-making.

The store has since sold out of jars and tops – suggesting Kate has become unusually productive in the kitchen, or sparked a vogue for jam-making among her Welsh neighbours.

A Wilkinson spokesman said ‘it would not be appropriate’ to comment.

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2 Responses to “Christmas Frugality: Duchess Kate Making Homemade Jams for Queen Elizabeth for Christmas Gift”

  1. Beckybeq says:

    Absolutely wonderful – except for the press blowing the surprise. I just sent a shirt from my daughter’s middle school band, a book and two jars of homemade jam (black raspberry and blueberry) to my mom for her birthday.