Duchess of Cambridge at the Chelsea Flower Show
The Duchess of Cambridge has long been an advocate for the importance of spending time outdoors for both physical and mental health. This year at the RHS Chelsea flower show she was able to showcase both with her "Back to Nature" garden.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were the gardens first visitors and gave their mothers garden a glowing review. Kensington Palace released footage of the Cambridge children playing in the garden including a clip where Prince William asks his eldest son what mark he would give the garden out of ten. Prince George replies with "twenty" and simultaneously melted my heart.
Following her own children's visit, the Duchess hosted local school children to play games and toast marshmallows. The Duchess always shines around children and they always seem to gravitate towards her. She has focused much of her work on early intervention and giving children the best possible start in life.
Afterwards, the Duke came to support his wife and together the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge gave the Queen a tour of the garden. While we have seen Catherine with the Queen on a number of official occasions through the years, this visit was slightly more personal and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves tremendously.
This was the first time that the Queen has visited a personal project of the Duchess of Cambridge. We have seen the Duchess and the Queen together on a number of occasions, usually for family functions such as church services, parades or holidays. It is much more rare to see them supporting one another in individual projects like this.
Regardless, the garden was a massive success, not only generating a lot of press but was said to have a near constant queue for fans eager to see it. The Duchess's RHS Chelsea show has also prompted a subsequent garden at RHS Hampton coming up in July.
Congratulations to the Duchess of Cambridge on such a huge success. xx