The Duchess of Cambridge has opened up about how the family celebrated Princess Charlotte’s second birthday earlier this week, revealing that they had a low-key party on Tuesday (May 2). The young princess even treated her loved ones to an adorable rendition of Happy Birthday.
During an engagement at a farm in Gloucestershire, Kate spoke to a group of schoolchildren who were learning about the day-to-day running of a farm. Their teacher Natalie Graham explained that the children had given the Duchess a birthday card they had made for little Charlotte, as well as a toy Paddington Bear. Miss Graham said: "She told them that they had a little party for Charlotte yesterday and she sung Happy Birthday to herself! It was so sweet. She loved the card and present and said Charlotte would love it too as the card had Peppa Pig on, which she loves."
The Duchess bonded with one little girl in particular, nine-year-old Sayanna, who speaks Spanish. Kate revealed that her daughter Charlotte and son George are learning the language and three-year-old George can already count to ten. The young royals have a Spanish nanny, Maria Teresa Turrion Borrallo. "She said she is trying to teach Charlotte Spanish and said her son George can count up to ten in Spanish already," said Sayanna. "We also told her how we found all the cameras a bit strange but she said although it was weird she had got used to it."
Prince William's wife spent the afternoon at a farm in Arlingham, Gloucestershire. The farm is one of three supported by Michael Morpurgo's charity Farms For City Children, which aims to give inner-city children an understanding of farming, the countryside and food production. The group of schoolchildren had come from Vauxhall, London for the day.
Tessa Stone, chief executive, said of the visit: "It's been a joy to have her for four hours. She spent quality time with the children and she was fantastic, you can tell she can really gets it. Having had a childhood experience growing up in the countryside, she appreciates how crucial it is."