Welcome back, Duchess Kate! The Duchess of Cambridge made her first in-person royal engagement since the coronavirus lockdown on June 18. The mom of three visited the Fakenham Garden Centre in Norfolk, and she looked right in her element!
The duchess met with the owners and staff of Fakenham Garden Centre, which is a family-run independent business that first opened in 1984. She wanted to hear about how COVID-19 has impacted the company.
Photos show Kate beaming and interacting with staff as everyone maintained a social distance. According to HELLO! UK, Kate revealed that her and Prince William's children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, have an interest in gardening and plants.
"They were very excited to grow them from seeds and now they're as tall as them," she revealed.
Kate herself has quite the green thumb. She created her beautiful Back to Nature Garden for the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, and she recently shared a never-before-seen photograph of herself hard at work in the garden.
At the engagement, the stylish royal appeared to have a sunkissed look, which could indicate she and the family were enjoying some gardening while they were isolating at Anmer Hall, their country residence, which is also located in Norfolk.
For her first face-to-face royal engagement, Kate was casually chic in a Fjallraven Sormland Padded Vest, pale blue blouse and brown skinny jeans. She accessorized with Superga 2750 Cotu Classic Trainers and her favourite Monica Vinader Siren Wire Earrings in Green Onyx, $230.
Kate also appeared in a virtual assembly with Oak National Academy on June 18, which focused on kindness and mental health. She was joined by pupils at the Waterloo Primary Academy in Blackpool, who have parents working on the frontline during the coronavirus pandemic.
This week, many members of the Royal Family have returned to work as COVID-19 lockdown measures are eased. Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital near their home of Highgrove House on June 16.
The Duke of Cambridge also emerged from lockdown on the same day to meet with the East of England Ambulance Service Trust during a socially distanced visit to the ambulance station in King's Lynn.
On June 19, he stepped out again to Smiths the Bakers, an independent business on the high street in King's Lynn, to purchase some treats. The bakers presented William with a birthday cake ahead of his 38th birthday on June 21!
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