George, Charlotte and Louis 'made second private visit' to Kate's Chelsea Flower Show garden

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Prince George and Princess Charlotte dip their feet in the garden's pond during their first visit to the garden on Sunday [Photo: Matt Porteous]

The Duchess of Cambridge’s children enjoyed visiting her Chelsea Flower Show garden so much that she reportedly snuck them in again on Thursday morning.

Kate arrived with her three children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the space at the Royal Hospital Chelsea at 7:15 am.

She told a source that the young royals had “wanted to get up early to water the garden,” according to The Sun.

The children were able to enjoy their second visit to their mother’s ‘Back to Nature’ garden in private before the doors opened at 8am and before the school run.

Prince George, five, attends Thomas's Battersea school while Princess Charlotte, four, is at the Willcocks Nursery School in Kensington. Prince Louis celebrated his first birthday on April 23.

Last Sunday, the palace released new photos and footage of the Cambridges playing in the garden the duchess co-designed with landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White to encourage all generations to connect with nature.

The family of five look relaxed as they gathered sticks, dipped their bare feet in the pond and tried out the seat swing, hanging from the high-platform treehouse.

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Prince George and the Duke of Cambridge gather sticks, while Kate holds a walking Prince Louis during their first visit last Sunday [Photo: Matt Porteous]

It was revealed that the three children have helped their mum gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate the space. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.

In a video released by the palace, George was asked by his father William to rate his mother’s garden out of ten.

He replied: “Twenty!”

William laughed and said: “Twenty out of ten? That’s pretty good. I think mummy’s done well.”

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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On Monday, Kate also made an unannounced visit to the garden to give local schoolchildren a tour of the space, ahead of the Queen’s attendance at the preview reception in the evening.

The Duchess of Cambridge shows the Queen and the Duke of Cambridge around the 'Back to Nature' garden at the Chelsea Flower Show [Photo: Getty]

Before Her Majesty’s arrival, the duchess was spotted nervously picking up stray leaves and twigs from the path and stuffing them into her designer handbag. The Queen remarked how tidy it was when she was shown around by Kate and William.

The ‘Back to Nature’ display has also proved to be popular with visitors to the Chelsea Flower Show, with fans queuing up for more than two hours to view it.