This morning, while Prince William began a two-day visit to Finland, the Duchess of Cambridge made the much shorter commute across London to SW15 for an outdoor event at Robin Hood Primary School. The visit was planned in order to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Campaign for School Gardening.
According to the RHS, the purpose of the Campaign for School Gardening is to “enhance [students’] skills and boost their development.” Some of the benefits the program hopes to realize are very much in line with the Duchess’s other charitable interests and patronages, including improving mental health and confidence in children, as well as teaching about the environment.
Kensington Palace shared the details of the visit, in particular that the Duchess of Cambridge planted daffodils with the school’s pupils and learned to whittle to add to the school’s insect habitat, which they call “Bug-ingham Palace.”
Kate also enjoyed a garden-themed cake to commemorate the milestone, and wished the school, which has long been involved in the scheme, “Good luck and happy gardening for the future.”
This must have been a particularly enjoyable event for Kate, given her interest in the outdoors and gardening, and the Duchess definitely seemed to enjoy herself!
Kate bundled up in some of her long-time favorite casual pieces for today’s event, including her Barbour jacket, a tunic-length turtleneck from Temperley, dark jeans, and Penelope Chilvers boots.
We loved seeing Catherine in her element outdoors and we imagine she picked up some fantastic ideas to help grow Prince George’s and Princess Charlotte’s gardening skills at home!