title iconKate Middleton and Prince William's Renovated Kitchen: Queen Elizabeth's Priceless Reaction

There was a strong opinion about the newly renovated kitchen of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge among the monarchy! On a visit to Anmer Hall, the Queen and Kate Middleton shared many of the same characteristics - discretion, loyalty, and duty - but their differences were evident.

The country home Kate and Prince William moved into in 2015 after major renovations is on the Queen's Norfolk estate, but it is an unstuffy one where Kate has been known to come with the kids and lasagna baking.

However, it is highly unlikely that the Queen will eat in a kitchen!"They invited the Queen over for lunch when they finished renovating Anmer Hall," Sally Bedell Smith, author of Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch, recalls in this week's cover story.

There is a big kitchen with an eating area, and she said, 'I don't understand why everyone spends so much time in the kitchen.'On Friday, pick up the latest issue of PEOPLE on newsstands for more on how Kate Middleton has the perfect role model in the Queen.

The royal couple will have more opportunities to invite the Queen to lunch as they prepare to move from London to Windsor, where their children - Prince George, 9, Princess Charlotte, 7, and Prince Louis, 4 - will start a new school. According to friends, the Queen will be delighted by the move since she resides largely at Windsor Castle.