Prince Louis adorable hobby revealed by mum Kate and will delight King Charles

Prince Louis is taking a keen interest in one of King Charles ’ favourite hobbies, Kate Middleton has revealed.

The Princess of Wales, 41, stunned in a pink dress as she made a surprise appearance at the Chelsea Flower Show this week.

Her visit came a year after the late Queen Elizabeth II arrived at the annual event in a vivid pink dress and travelled around the show in an adapted golf buggy.

King Charles and Queen Camilla also visited this year’s show – but it was Kate who caught the eye in her Me+Em dress.

The Princess of Wales joined youngsters for the first ever Children’s Picnic at the world famous event in west London.

Speaking to the children about the sunflowers they were growing at school, she told them: “They get so big, don't they?"

"Louis is growing broad beans at school. You put them in a cup and you can see the roots growing. They get big quickly, like sunflowers."

The green-fingered King, 74, will approve of Louis’ school project because he too is a keen horticulturist.

In a recent episode of The Crown – Netflix ’s controversial Royal drama – Camilla described Charles as being “obsessed by gardening” – as his desire for a wild garden, walled garden, kitchen garden, and sunken garden was outlined.

While the show has faced criticisms over its historical inaccuracy, this description of the King appears to be one that is rooted in fact.

Charles has previously recalled how he and little sister Princess Anne would grow vegetables in a plot at Buckingham Palace as children.

Speaking on Radio 4 in 2021, he told Poet Laureate Simon Armitage: "My sister and I had a little vegetable patch in the back of some border somewhere. We had great fun trying to grow tomatoes rather unsuccessfully, and things like that."

Also in 2021, he described how he had named a garden at Balmoral after Prince George as he gave an interview to the BBC about the importance of the environment.

He has also discussed how he enjoyed visiting his grandmother's garden at Royal Lodge in Windsor.

In 2018, he told Gardeners World: "I remember being absolutely riveted as a child wandering about, looking at all the plants.

He added: "The smell and everything had a profound effect on me. I don’t know why but I also grew to love trees, they always fascinated me."

Meanwhile, in a 2016 interview with BBC Radio programme Gardeners’ Question Time, Charles described gardening as “the most therapeutic business.”

King Charles has also been running Home Farm from Highgrove, his 900-acre Gloucestershire retreat, since 1985, according to reports.

He supplies organic produce for the Waitrose Duchy Organic brand, and the estate website also describes the farm as a “haven for wildlife.”

The grounds of Highgrove have been open to the public since 1994 as a way of raising funds for charity.

Charles is said to have curated the gardens, creating a series of individual 'outdoor rooms' that are opened to the public each summer.


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