Princess Charlotte and Kate Middleton Pose Together on a Swing in the New ‘Back to Nature’ Garden (Photo)
Princess Charlotte, 4, looks like her mom, Kate Middleton, 37, as they pose similarly in the woodland wilderness garden, encouraging encounters with nature and its benefits.
The photos of the mother and daughter duo appeared on Kensington Palaces official Twitter and Instagram accounts, along with other behind the scene shots of garden preparations, taken three days before the opening.
The Duchess of Cambridge is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular. #RHSChelsea pic.twitter.com/MJPmbVkmIC— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2019
The 4-year-old princess was captured playfully swinging on a knotted swing, wearing a Rachel Riley floral dress with no shoes on. She gracefully smiled for the photo while enjoying her time at the nature-like playground.
In a similar photo, Middleton also got on the swing in a button down shirt, jeans, and boots, while enjoying the swing under the tree house, which aims to encourage “creative play and discovery for all generations.”
🌳 The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees.— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 18, 2019
The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. #RHSChelsea pic.twitter.com/KT9Ulm5rEV
The little princess picked up a few things from her beautiful mother, especially when it comes to posing for photos.
“BACK TO NATURE”
Middleton initiated the “Back to Nature” garden together with landscape architects, Adam White and Andree Davies, and the Royal Horticultural Society, hoping it will bring people back to the outdoors and emphasize how natural can benefit the “mental and physical well being” of a person.
“In the recent years I have focused much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults,” Middleton shared.
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👀 We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing. Speaking ahead of @The_RHS garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said: “In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.” Some features of the #ChelseaFlowerShow garden include: 1. A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations. 2. The high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees. The treehouse is made from chestnut, with hazel, stag horn oak and larch nest cladding. 3/4. The garden is aiming to inspire interaction with the natural environment through its multi-sensory, green and blue plant scheme. The garden will be filled with incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures. The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.
Included in her Chelsea Flower Show garden is a knotted swing set, a campfire, and a rustic themed den, which were photographed and posted on Twitter. Middleton’s whole family was present to support her, including her cute look alike, Charlotte.
“I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children.” — The Duchess of Cambridge #RHSChelsea pic.twitter.com/uDLOXQY8L7— The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2019
LIKE MOTHER, LIKE DAUGHTER
The little princess picked up a few things from her beautiful mother, especially when it comes to posing for photos. In the official wedding portrait of Princess Eugenie, Charlotte showed a signature pose of her mother.
She crossed her legs, tucking one behind the other, as she sat next to Prince George, who played the page boy at the wedding. Apart from her poised composure, Charlotte also flashed a perfect royal wave upon arriving at the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel.