PRINCE GEORGE gave a bold assessment of a garden created by his mother Kate at the Chelsea Flower Show last year.
This year, the popular event is being conducted entirely virtually, with content including garden tours by designers like Monty Don and demonstrations being posted online. Mr Don said: “[The show is] happening, just not quite as we know it.” The lockdown means this is the first since World War 2 the in-person event has been cancelled.
However, the Royal Family are usually regular attenders, as the Queen is the patron of the Royal Horticultural Society.
Last year, the Duchess of Cambridge created a woodland garden in collaboration with several others in an attempt to encourage more outdoor play for youngsters.
Her own children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis explored the garden and played with each other.
Adorable footage of their exploits were uploaded to the Royal Family Channel on YouTube.
Prince George gave his mother a fantastic score (Image: GETTY)
Prince George in Kate’s garden at the Chelsea Flower Shower (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
At one point, Prince William can be heard asking George how he would rate the garden out of ten and he gave it a 20.
The Duke said: “Twenty out of ten? That’s pretty good! I think Mummy’s done well.”
Meanwhile, Charlotte had an all-the-more cheeky response from her father when he asked her: “Can you help George?”
The third-in-line to the throne appeared to be trying to do something with a stick and a rock, with a look of intense concentration on his face.
The family arriving at Kate’s garden last year (Image: YouTube – The Royal Family Channel)
However, his sister was not interested in helping, and simply said: “No.”
Charlotte could also be heard bossing around her older brother and they climbed on some boulders.
She impatiently shouted: “George! Quicker, George!”
The two older children appeared to get on very well however, the footage showing them happily frolicking together and Charlotte joining George to dangle their legs off a low hanging bridge.
Kate in her garden at the Chelsea Flower Show (Image: GETTY)
They also took turns swinging on a rope that William also jumped onto and asked to be pushed.
Louis, meanwhile, was toddling around looking excited.
Kate explained why she believes spending time with children outside is important.
She said: “An amazing fact I learned recently is 90 percent of our adult brains are developed before the age of five.
“And what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops and that’s why I think it’s so important that all of us, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage with quality time with children and babies from a really really young age.”
She added: “I really feel 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.”
“There’s so much that kiddies particularly can learn from environments like this.
Kate showing the Queen round her garden at the Chelsea Flower Show (Image: GETTY)
“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.”
Kate’s children certainly seemed to enjoy their time in the garden if George’s rating is anything to go by.
Charlotte expressed her own approval with the exclamation: “Ooh la la!”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK