On Tuesday morning, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington, London to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food growing.
During the visit, Kate made pizzas with yungsters from St Jude and St Paul’s CE Primary School using ingredients harvested from the garden.
A little one asked her about her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. And Kate shared: “They would love to come and do this with you.
“They’ll be very sad that I’ve been out here making pizzas with all you and they haven’t been. They’re in school. They’re in a classroom. George is at a school called Thomas’. He’s learning about space.”
As the Duchess chatted with the kids, she told them: “That’s where George and Charlotte would love to be is learning outside of the classroom, not inside. It’s still fun inside, but it’s much better outside.”
A curious girl asked the big question: “Has the Queen ever had pizza?”
“You know, that’s such a good question. I don’t know,” Kate responded. “I don’t know. Maybe next time I see her, shall I ask?”
Today, Kate met with volunteers from the community who told her about the benefits of this urban green space. She also took part in a winter planting workshop, bird box building and pizza making in the garden’s kitchen area.
For the occasion, the Duchess wore a Dubarry Bracken tweed jacket paired with skinny jeans, which are reportedly from Zara, and combat boots.
Shortly before her arrival, the Palace as revealed the Duchess will design a garden for the Chelsea Flower Show later this year!
Kate has teamed up with Royal Horticultural Society and landscape architects Davies White to work on this project close to her heart.
I can’t even tell you how many brilliant things there are here: Kate’s reaction to cheese and cucumber pizza; George learning about space in school – and best of all the little girl who asks her whether the Queen eats pizza! 🍕 The answer was……watch on! pic.twitter.com/RXTH8DjAwA
— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) January 15, 2019
The garden aims to celebrate the countryside and inspire children, families and communities to get back to and feel the mental and physical health benefits it has to offer.
Kate is a strong advocate for the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development. Well-known for her passion to raise awareness of mental health with the Heads Together charity, she will combine that with her love of gardening.