Kate Middleton shared how her sons have turned gardening into a competition. The Duchess spends a lot of time with the kids outdoors, growing and caring for their plants.
Earlier this week, People reported that the Duchess of Cambridge's outdoor projects with her kids are sometimes less of pure enjoyment and more of a competition.
Kate Middleton talked about it last week during a visit to The Nook, a facility of Norfolk's East Anglia's Children's Hospices. There, she helped put together a garden with the volunteers.
Prince William and Kate Middleton with Prince Louis, Prince George and Princess Charlotte during Trooping The Colou, on June 8, 2019 in London, England | Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
MIDDLETON'S HOME GARDENING WITH KIDS
At the time, Middleton planted rosemary, bay, geraniums, hydrangeas, lavender, and strawberry plants. She also added herbs to create a lilac-colored theme in the ground.
Her own kids, however, are not taking a similar project at home lightly. Middleton shares kids Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, with husband Prince William.
Her three kids all assist with a Back to Nature garden the family keeps at their home in Kensington Palace. Last September, the Duchess revealed that Louis was a fan of being outside and "smelling flowers."
PRINCE LOUIS AND GEORGE'S COMPETITIVE SPIRTS
Perhaps that's why the young boy is beating out older brother, George. Middleton explained: "The children are really enjoying growing their sunflowers. Louis is winning, so George is a little grumpy about that!"
Last week, Middleton commended the hospice health workers for caring for the children and helping out their families. She extended the praise to parents who also have to nurture children with life-threatening conditions.
PRINCE WILLIAM VOLUNTEERS WITH KIDS
In addition to their garden at home, older siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte took up with their dad this time to help out amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this month, the family's Instagram page posted a heartwarming photo of the children walking next to their father on their way to deliver food parcels to needy pensioners.
The photo showed Prince William holding an umbrella over the kids' heads as they made their way to a house. The selfless act was part of Volunteers Week in the country.
GEORGE'S FIRST FOOTBALL GAME AND NAME CHANGE
Before the lockdown, Prince George attended his first football game where he and his father supported Aston Villa. Unfortunately, William couldn't cheer because they sat among Norwich fans.
Sometime before that, the public learned that the young boy might have had a completely different name. Good Housekeeping reports that George was almost named Alexander, but it ended up as a middle name instead.
MIDDLETON DOES VOICEOVER FOR AD, GIVES TIPS
Middleton also got involved in sports after the lockdown. She recently did a voiceover for the Wimbledon Tennis tournament, which was delayed due to COVID-19. In a part of the ad, she says, "it will have been worth the wait."
Among them are maintaining good communication, holding fun activities, volunteering, and staying in touch with family members. Additionally, Middleton and William have been open with their kids about what's going on.