Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton recently visited King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington. Dressed in casual style, with a tweed jacket and boots, she was ready to spend a day gardening and hanging together with local volunteers and garden visitors.
She even got her hands dirty helping children from St. Jude and St. Paul’s CE Primary School constructing some birdhouses and making pizza, mostly from the ingredients grown in the garden, like oregano, marjoram, and rosemary.
While rolling dough, one of the kids surprised her with a question she never expected to hear.
“Has the Queen ever had pizza?” the curious girl asked. “You know, that’s such a good question. I don’t know,” Middleton answered with a smile. “I don’t know. Maybe next time I see her, shall I ask?”
We are all on needles awaiting her answer.
As a reward from her time, Duchess was given a jar of honey, made by garden’s bees. This isn’t her first contact with gardening and she often takes part in similar activities, like back in 2017, when she visited children from Robin Hood Primary School to check out their school garden, maintained with the help from Royal Horticultural Society.
“I’ve got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I’m sharing that with my own children, George and Charlotte, at the moment,” she said during the visit. “What you have created here is really so special. Hopefully, you’ll have lots of memories of your time here in the garden, looking for insects or planting bulbs…and I really hope you remember these special times for the rest of your lives.”
He cooperation with Royal Horticultural Society continues, and this year she designed for the forts time Chelsea Flower Show garden.