Kate Middleton’s private day with George, Charlotte and Louis at the Chelsea Flower Show
The young royals enjoyed their visit to mum Kate’s Chelsea Flower Show garden so much that they reportedly asked if they could go back – and it looked like so much fun
Members of the Royal Family attended the Chelsea Flower Show on Sunday (May 22) ahead of Monday’s official opening to the public.
The Royal Family traditionally tour Chelsea Gardens and this year they attended despite the Queen’s mobility issues – opting to be driven around in a buggy for her comfort.
She looked like a pink vision as she smiled broadly as she was shown around the vast gardens.
But remember when Kate Middleton herself designed a gorgeous garden for the show in 2019?
According to behind-the-scenes sources, the Duchess of Cambridge was incredibly nervous as she waited for her mother-in-law, the Queen, to come to the show to see her creation.
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She even prepared for the Queen’s arrival by slipping some renegade twigs into her purse so everything would be perfect – how adorable!
Kate’s back to nature garden was inspired by her childhood. It included a handcrafted tree house and a rope swing. It even featured forget-me-nots, the late Princess Diana’s favorite flower.
It also had a waterfall, rustic den, and campfire, as well as tree stumps, stepping stones, and a hollow log for kids to play on.
The Queen seemed to love the garden and it was well received by some smaller royals too.
Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis had so much fun on their first visit to Kate’s Chelsea Flower Show garden that they returned for a second private visit.
They were allowed to play in a cordoned off area of Kate’s exhibition after asking her mum to come back – we can’t blame them, it looked so fun.
The princes and princesses roamed for about half an hour, also visiting other gardens in the show before the public was admitted at 8am, with some members of the public queuing for hours to stroll the beautiful gardens.
Kate said her creation was intended to raise awareness of the physical and mental benefits of being in nature, which is more important now than ever as, with the rise in popularity of video games, fewer and fewer children are choosing to play outside.
The Duke was also spotted enjoying walking on the swing set – well, age is just a number.
Prince George gave his verdict on the Back to Nature garden and after his father asked what he thought of it, a proud George gave it a glowing score of ‘Twenty’.
The Duchess of Cambridge told the BBC that tech-obsessed youngsters are “missing out” and added that “rain or shine” her children have been drawn outside to play.
It turned out that the Duchess was involved in every phase of the design – including the difficult gardening. A real down to earth duchess.
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