The family ― including Prince Louis, who is too little to go to school ― decided to spend the break “lambing,” according to William. “Lambing” refers to the births of lambs, which can start in December and January and go until about June.
The Duke of Cambridge spoke about the family trip over the weekend, during an outing in Wales for a Six Nations match, where he talked to people supported by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.
“We’ve been lambing with the children this week,” William said to school teacher Rhian Roberts, right after she said she married into a dairy farmer family.
“Charlotte wasn’t sure at first but George was straight in there. Louis loves the tractors,” he added, according to the Press Association. “They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs. Dairy farming ― you are all seriously tough.”
Roberts later spoke to the PA about her conversation with the duke and called him “down to earth.”
“We were talking about the land where he was and the land where we are, which is a mining area,” she said.
“He said they’ve been lambing this week up in Norfolk. They want the children to see the country way of life as well as the city way of life,” Roberts added.
The Duchess of Cambridge recently appeared on the “Happy Mum, Happy Baby” podcast, where she spoke about the importance of her children being outside for their mental and physical well-being.
“I remember that from my childhood ― doing the simple things, going for a walk together, and that’s really what I try and do with my children as well because it totally strips away all the complications, all the pressures,” the duchess said, adding that she didn’t want them to remember a “stressful household where you’re trying to do everything.”
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.”
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Up next for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge is a trip to Ireland, just as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head back to the U.K. for the last of their royal engagements.
Kate and William will head to Dublin, County Meath, County Kildare and Galway on their three-day tour.
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