Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have enjoyed a playful visit to their mommy’s garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Mom Kate and dad William took their children for the outing on Sunday afternoon. The royal siblings spent almost an hour in the Back To Nature Garden. The Cambridges sat in a den that they had all helped source wood to build.
One-year-old Louis is seen walking for the first time in one of the photos. The adorable boy is photographed running along a wooden path carrying a branch.
Another one shows barefoot George and Charlotte dangling their legs over a stream.
Charlotte, dressed in a floral frock, and Louis, wearing shorts and a cardigan, can be seen playing on the same a swing which mom has already been photographed.
A royal source revealed to HELLO! “The Duchess wanted to show her children what she has helped to create. She’s spent a lot of time on this and they have noticed. Naturally she wanted them to try out the garden and its features.”
Kate co-designed the RHS Garden at this year’s show alongside landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White.
Her garden aims to highlight the benefits the natural world brings to mental and physical well-being.
Kate’s three angels also helped her picking moss and twigs and gather sticks of hazel used in the creation of a den, that mirrors one from their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
In a statement, Kensington Palace said: “Her Royal Highness 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.
“Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped the Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.”
The Duchess tells garden expert Monty Don in an interview, which airs on Monday, May 20 at 7.30pm on BBC One: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young children. I really hope that this woodland that we have created really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors, and spend quality time together.”
The planting in the garden was inspired by a bluebell wood and features blue forget-me-nots. It is the favourite flower of Princess Diana;geraniums, periwinkle, ajuga and purple astrantia.
There are also edible plants such as wild strawberries, rhubarb, carrots and beetroot, while the trees include pear and cherry trees.
Duchess Kate has been at the site almost every day in the five days leading up to the opening of the event.
Her involvement with the 2019 RHS garden at the Chelsea Flower Show was first revealed earlier in the year.
The photos of the Cambridge family gave a very rare glimpse into their lives. They are usually photographed only on official occasions.
The photographs were taken by Matt Porteous, who has previously shot Prince George’s birthday photographs.