It’s been confirmed that her mum-of-three status combined with a lovely country home near the Queen’s Sandringham estate and her own rural upbringing has provided the perfect schooling in the delightful art of … mucking about outside!
Proof of Kate’s adventurous nature was offered up again yesterday, as an episode of children’s show Blue Peter starring the popular royal was revealed.
The program shows Kate rollicking about with a bunch of small children, dipping nets in a pond, discussing tadpoles and “froggies”, building cubby houses (or ‘dens’ as the British call them) and generally having a brilliant time in the fresh air, amongst nature.
Kate declared the activities “right up her street”.
It’s another example of Kate’s passionate push to get families outside together, for the benefit of their physical and mental health.
Back to nature
As she shared her Back To Nature space, she again spoke of the importance of the natural world to the overall health of children.
“In recent years I have focussed much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults,” Kate said in May.
“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 Duchess of Cambridge and @CBBC’s Blue Peter have launched a special competition that asks viewers to design a sculpture to go into The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden when it arrives at @RHSWisley in September.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 13, 2019
Now she’s doubling down on this brilliant (scientifically proven) message accompanying fans of the show Blue Peter on a lovely afternoon of messing about outside.
“It encourages creativity, confidence and even a short amount of time – 10-15 minutes outside – makes a huge difference to physical well-being but also to our mental well-being,” Kate told Blue Peter host Lindsey Russell.
We could not agree more.
Duchess Kate has taped an appearance on iconic British children’s show #BluePeter to launch a competition as part of her mission to get more children and families outdoors🌿🍃
In the episode Kate goes pond-dipping with local school kids, which she says is “right up my street.” pic.twitter.com/TZvN4RLUZ2
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) June 12, 2019