Kate Middleton made a surprise appearance at the first-ever Children’s Picnic at the Royal Horticultural Society’s Chelsea Flower Show.
Ten schools from the RHS’s Campaign for School Gardening were invited to bring students to the Chelsea Flower Show. Per Kensington Palace, this is “the first time in the event’s 110-year history that a Children’s Picnic has taken place.
Her Royal Highness met the schoolchildren as they enjoyed a picnic at the site’s bandstand, before joining them on a visit to three of this year’s Show Gardens to take part in activities including a bug hunt, planning a home-grown meal and discovering how gardens can support wellbeing.”
The Palace added, “The introduction of children’s picnics at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show aims to help bring gardening and nature into the lives of more children.”
Kate has long been an advocate of “the benefits to young people of spending time outdoors.
Doing so provides children with an opportunity to build their confidence, develop their independence and learn how to forge relationships with others – all of which are crucial skills which help to shape the adults we become,” the Palace wrote.
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In 2019, Kate launched a “Back to Nature” themed outdoor space at the Chelsea Flower Show.
For the occasion, the Princess of Wales chose to wear a pink ME+EM color block dress that she’s previously worn before (as has her mom, Carole!), and Castañer wedges that are still available for sale.
The Chelsea Flower Show is a staple in the royal family’s annual calendar, and we can expect to see a lot more royals stopping by this week.