Prince William turned 37 last week and his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis hatched a very cute birthday present for their dad, with a lot of help from their thoughtful mum, Duchess Kate.
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The Cambridge kiddos and their mum put together a very special scrapbook filled with family photos and homemade artwork.
“Kate and the children have been compiling a large album of the children’s paintings, drawings and collages and prints,” The Sun reports.
“They reflect what they have been doing over the past year. You can look at any event they were involved with as a family and there will probably be a picture, drawing, print or photo”.
Apparently Prince William didn’t catch wind of this because a) his kids are possibly very good at keeping secrets and b) the scrapbook was stored at Kate’s sister Pippa Middleton’s home.
But really, it’s probable that Kate didn’t actually TELL her kids what they were putting together until it was being handed over.
We’re guessing the children were as surprised and delighted by their handiwork as William must have been.
“It’s taken a great deal of time and effort to make, and as a present, it means something,” The Sun says their source has noted. “You could say it’s a reminder to William about what is really important. It’s been put together with a great deal of care”.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShow on Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature. 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 told Monty Don in an interview for the BBC: “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.”
Kate’s been hatching the project for ages, apparently, and we love the notion of Kate as scrapbooker pretty ardently … perhaps sitting over a glass of prosecco and a bowl of crisps with Pippa, glue stick in hand? Coronation Street on the telly?
“It has taken a year to produce. She did it as the pictures came along from the children. She’s been very much guiding it. It is not something that she’s put together retrospectively. It was compiled gradually,” The Sun source says.
Perhaps Kate’s been on eBay and Etsy late at night, picking up markers and washi tape and decorative photo corners to make this group effort even cuter?!