On Tuesday, Duchess Kate stepped out and made a visit to the Natural History Museum, of which she is a patron. There the royal learned more about the Urban Nature Project, as well as getting a chance to show off her handcrafting skills during the outing.
The project that is showcased at the museum has the goal of inspiring the next generation to care for the natural world and is part of the museum’s work to transform their Wildlife Garden into a hub for urban biodiversity.
Fans constantly talk about the bond Kate Middleton has with her daughter Princess Charlotte, who just turned six last month, with lots of fans noting that when the two match outfits the little one looks like a mini-Kate. And so during the engagement Kate took part in an activity in which she made a sweet tribute to her daughter.
At the Natural History Museum, Kate surprised a group of schoolchildren who were doing all kinds of nature activities and decided to join them. The Duchess took part in a special craft project-spider-making. From all the photographs and videos posted of the engagement we can see that the Duchess quite skillfully created a spider from a pine cone, with legs made from pipe-cleaner.
What some fans might not know that this is a subtle tribute to Princess Charlotte, as spiders are coincidentally one of her favorite animals.
Last year little Charlotte took part in a Q&A with Sir David Attenborough. That video was the first time fans got to hear all three Cambridge children speak as all of them asked the nature expert some nature-related questions, with Charlotte saying: “I like spiders, do you like spiders too?”
Her love for spiders and the outdoors has been nothing but supported by her parents, with Kate using her children’s interests to keep them entertained with new hobbies during the many lockdowns.
Royal expert Katie Nicholl has previously talked about how Kate has handled her children during the lockdown and how she coped with home learning.
“Kate has been interested in how outdoor learning can benefit children. She got to meet children who had lessons outside and ask how they enjoyed it. She saw the benefit first-hand,” she explained.
“Kate is aware of screen time and tries to limit the children being exposed to too much. When the children have a break, she takes them outside, come rain or shine.”
“Charlotte is a massive fan of spiders and loves looking at them and learning about them,” Katie also revealed. “So they go on spider hunts so that she can see them up close and then let them go.”
It is unconfirmed whether the Duchess took the handcrafted spider home with her or it has found a home at the Wildlife Garden. Either way we are sure that Princess Charlotte would have loved it, and perhaps try her hand at creating one herself.