PRINCESS CHARLOTTE had a very cheeky response for her father Prince William when he asked her to help Prince George at the Chelsea Flower Show last year.
The flower show is taking place virtually this year, but the royals are usually regular attenders ‒ especially the Queen who is the patron of the Royal Horticultural Society. Last year, Charlotte, George and their baby brother Louis explored a garden created by the Duchess of Cambridge in collaboration with several others. Footage of the children playing in Kate’s garden was then uploaded by The Royal Family Channel on YouTube.
In one clip, William can be heard asking Charlotte: “Can you help George?” to which she abruptly responded: “No!”
George appeared to be trying to do something with a stick and a rock, with a look of intense concentration on his face.
Charlotte could also be heard bossing around her older brother as they climbed some rocks by a brook.
She impatiently egged him on, saying: “George! Quicker, George!”
Princess Charlotte went to the Chelsea Flower Show with her family last year (Image: GETTY)
The Cambridges arriving at the garden (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
Charlotte has earned herself a reputation for being a confident, cheeky little girl, in contrast to George’s quiet shyness.
For example, at Prince Louis’ christening in 2018, Charlotte apparently told photographers: “You’re not coming!”
However, the children appear to get on very well, the footage showing the young princess happily playing with her family and sitting next to George with their legs dangling off a low bridge.
The children’s mother Kate explained why she believes spending time with children outside is so important.
Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, explained why she believes the outdoors is important for children (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
She said: “I really like nature, being interactive outdoors has huge benefits for our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies.
“It’s a natural creative place for them to play and I really hope that this woodland that we’ve created in a huge collaboration here really inspires families and kids and communities in general to get outside, enjoy nature, enjoy the outdoors and really spend quality time together.”
The Duchess added: “There’s so much that kiddies particularly can learn from environments like this.
“They can learn life skills, anything from learning empathy from watching plants grow to physical activities, climbing on trees or onto boulders and things help with balance and coordination.”
Prince George in Kate’s garden at the Chelsea Flower Show (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
Her children seemed to have a great time in the garden, with Charlotte shouting: “Ooh la la!”
Both George and Charlotte seemed to particularly enjoy swinging on the rope, and even William joined in, asking to be pushed on it.
William asked George to rate the garden out of ten and the little prince gave it a 20.
The Duke said: “Twenty out of ten? That’s pretty good! I think Mummy’s done well.”
Princess Charlotte swinging on a rope (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
This year, the Queen had a heartfelt message for the event she loyally attends every year.
She said: “On the occasion of the Opening of the Virtual Chelsea Flower Show 2020, I send my best wishes to all those associated with the Royal Horticultural Society.
“My family and I have always enjoyed visiting the show, and I know that your members and supporters will be disappointed that they are unable to attend in person this year.
Prince Louis enjoyed the garden with his siblings (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
“As Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society, I was pleased to hear that you will be providing gardening advice and virtual lessons on your website, from Monday 18th to Saturday 23 May.
“I am sure that my grandmother, Queen Mary, who first attended the Chelsea Flower Show in 1916, would be delighted that many people today have an enthusiasm for horticulture, and that gardening remains a popular pastime in the UK.
“As you adapt to the present circumstances, I hope you find this unique event enjoyable and interesting.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK