'Keen on box sets' - William and Kate reveal snippets of their life behind the doors of Kensington Palace

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have opened up about their life behind closed doors, revealing they are "keen on box sets" and how their children gave homemade birthday gifts to the Queen during a candid interview with BBC's Radio 1. 

The Royal couple appeared on BBC’s Radio 1, surprising one host running the London Marathon for their mental health campaign.
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William and Kate surprised radio host Adele Roberts, who is running the London Marathon in support of the Royal's mental health campaign Heads Together. 

The royal couple revealed snippets of their home life, including their favourite TV programmes they watch once they put "the kiddies" in bed and Kate's go-to takeaway option, curry. 

"We are both actually quite keen on box sets," William told the radio hosts, saying they are "big fans of Homeland" and Game of Thrones. 

Discussing children's programming, William said their son George loves Fireman Sam and has moved on from watching Peppa Pig. 

"You have to pretend you are really interested in it because George gets very upset if you are not showing due diligence to the characters."

In celebration of the Queen's 91st birthday, the couple discussed how George and Charlotte made homemade birthday gifts to give to their great grandmother. 

"The great grandchildren can make things. It doesn't mater what it looks like, it always goes down well...George does arts and crafts. He's very good," William said.  

They also talked about their recent campaigning around mental health for Heads Together

The Duchess said it's important to start a "simple conversation" surrounding mental health. 

"I met one young mother who said for her it was like medicine, it just shows you in moments like that how powerful just starting talking to people can be."

Overnight, the Duke and Duchess and Prince Harry released a video about the growth of Heads Together, where Harry speaks of losing his mum, Princess Diana, at the age of 12. 

It comes days after Kate told of her struggles with becoming a mother, saying it is "lonely" and she feels "isolated" at times.

Earlier this week, Harry revealed for the first time that losing his mother when he was only 12 left him in emotional turmoil for 20 years, filling him with grief and rage he could only manage after he sought counselling after suffering multiple breakdowns.

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