Prince Charles isn’t the only member of the British royal family with a green thumb! Over a year after Prince William’s father revealed that he was planting trees with his grandson Prince George, Kate Middleton also admitted that she is teaching her four-year-old son and daughter Princess Charlotte, two, how to garden. The Duchess of Cambridge made the revelation on Wednesday, November 29, during a visit to London’s Robin Hood Primary School to see its gardening campaign.
In a speech, the 35-year-old shared, "I've got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I'm sharing that with my own children, George and Charlotte, at the moment."
VIEW GALLERY The Duchess planted with children during the November 29 engagement Photo: Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images
"It's been lovely to meet all of you and thank you so much to all the children who've shown me what they've been doing in their gardens. It's really inspiring and exciting to see what you've all been up to. I'm really excited about what you're doing here and taking inspiration from that in the school environment as well,” she added. "What you have created here is really so special. Hopefully you'll have lots of memories of your time here in the garden, looking for insects or planting bulbs. And I really hope you remember these special times for the rest of your lives.”
During the engagement, Kate helped children at the school plant winter bulbs. The London school is supporting the Royal Horticultural Society's campaign for school gardening. Now in its tenth year, the initiative inspires and supports schools to provide children with gardening opportunities to enhance their skills and boost their development.
VIEW GALLERY Kate shared a laugh with kids at the event celebrating ten years of the Royal Horticultural Society campaign for school gardening Photo: Eddie Mulholland - WPA Pool/Getty Images
The Duchess, who is pregnant with her third child, looked casual chic for the outing wearing her Barbour ladies waxed defence jacket over a black Temperley London honeycomb tunic, in addition to skinny jeans and her Penelope Chilvers tassel boots.
The stylish royal’s visit comes two days after her brother-in-law Prince Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle on Monday, November 27. Following the news on Tuesday, Kate expressed her excitement for the newly engaged couple saying, “William and I are absolutely thrilled.” She continued, “It's such exciting news. It's a really happy time for any couple and we wish them all the best and hope they enjoy this happy moment."