Prince George and Princess Charlotte have proven that they’re just as adventurous as their mom and dad, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . While Kate made her debut following her third maternity leave with an adorable visit to the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden, she revealed one activity that her two eldest children just love – and it may come as a surprise!
Duchess Kate took a moment from gardening and making leaf crowns with the students to chat with teachers, sharing with them that George, 5 and three-year-old Charlotte have been known to hunt for spiders “for hours.” Understandably so, five-month-old Prince Louis – who was born on April 23 – probably doesn’t take part just yet! Kate joined the young students on a quest for bugs and “mini beasts” of their own, as she got down close to the ground to help them. “Hello, what are you doing here?” she asked one small group of kids. Kate asked the kids, who were counting the spider legs: “Who has found a spider? Has anyone found a spider? You have – a big one or a little one?” The kids delighted in the search, with one little girl exclaiming: “I’m going to find a snake!”
Clearly, the mother of three was in her element, as a giant smile was plastered across her face the entire visit! She took the time to learn about what the kids were doing, following along as some of them gathered buckets of water and fed their pea plants. Later on, Prince William’s wife joined the students on a log for a story time reading of the children’s book The Money Queen, before helping them make leaf crowns. “Look, I made this,” one child told Kate. Showing off her natural charm, she responded: “It’s so pretty, so pretty. Those leaves look like jewels. They are amazing!” To finish off the day, the royal mom – who looked lovely in Zara jeans, Penelope Chilvers boots and a green Fjallraven coat – shook hands and hugged each child goodbye.
This royal outing was the perfect way to start back up on her royal engagements. The 36-year-old holds children’s mental and physical wellbeing close to her heart, and Sayers Croft aligns perfectly with her values, encouraging inner-city kids to enjoy some time in nature. Zoe Stroud, the acting Head of the school, showed Kate around the grounds and sang her praises after the visit was over: “She was lovely. She really gets what we are doing here and said she often takes her children on spider hunts in their garden, which they love. They can spend hours out there,” she gushed. “She really understands the value of being outdoors for children, especially those in cities whose schools and homes may not have open space and sometimes never had the chance to get their hands dirty. They just love it here.”