These Pictures And Videos Of Prince George, Princess Charlotte And Prince Louis Playing In A Garden Are A Total Delight
Viewers are going crazy for the latest pictures of the Royal Family, taken by Matt Porteous, especially considering Princess Charlotte's big personality and how much Prince Louis has grown.
These pictures are more than examples of a lovely use of Instagram, however. This brief exchange shares volumes about working motherhood and childhood development.
Kate Middleton has consistently presented herself not only as a dedicated mother but also as a mental health advocate.
While she was the mother of Prince George and Princess Charlotte, with little Prince Louis on the way, she built a mental health campaign called "Heads Together." Using her royal resources, Middleton wanted to create a program that serviced workplaces, schools and the military, in delivering proper mental wellness resources.
Also important to her campaign was the erasure of the mental health stigmas that often make it more difficult for individuals in these settings to seek help. During the establishment of her campaign, Middleton pointed out the importance of mothers speaking out about the hardships of motherhood, including the mental load and struggles they were otherwise facing alone.
Middleton has established herself as a woman willing to continue chasing her passions while raising her children and identifying as a mother. Her "Back to Nature" garden is no exception.
With the invitation to participate in the annual Chelsea Flower Show, creating what is now called her "Back to Nature Garden" was no small feat. Middleton joined forces with landscape architects, Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White, now co-designers of the garden Middleton hopes will promote outdoor activities, a greater appreciation for nature, and improved mental wellness for children and adults alike.
The garden features a unique, high-platform tree house that is modeled off of a birds' nest, and includes witch hazel, stag-horn oak and chestnut. There is also a swing seat made specifically for the tree house, and Middleton invited her children to assist her in collecting moss, leaves and twigs, for the tree house and other areas of the whimsical garden.
Middleton's goal in creating the garden is to inspire a return to nature through creative interaction and hands-on activities. Throughout the garden, plants of varying heights and textures will be found, as well as edible plants and plants that are perfect for crafting projects.
She hopes the garden will communicate to the public the benefits of being outdoors and how it can improve mental health in adults and children.
This project gave us a unique opportunity to view the Royal Family as a family this past weekend. It must be difficult: raising a family, working and living in the public eye. But as fans of the Royal Family, so many of us love seeing updates and getting to see them doing well.
This past Sunday, we certainly weren't disappointed.
Look how much these children have grown!
Princess Charlotte is growing into a lovely young lady with a big personality, an admirably strong will, and an adorable sense of humor.
This is the first time young Prince Louis has been photographed publicly since he started walking!
The public loves how much he has grown, and surely will be expecting more photos from now on.
Pictured together on a beautiful Sunday out, the Royal Family is caught dressed comfortably and enjoying each other's company and nature.
The other hidden gem of this past weekend is what Middleton's garden exhibit is doing for her children developmentally.
The Duchess of Cambridge has said she designed her Chelsea Flower Show Garden the way she has because 'scientific r… https://t.co/Q6sBRgbMZv— ITV News (@ITV News)1558330712.0
While talking about her garden project and getting her children back into nature, Kate Middleton stated:
"In recent years I have focused much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults."
The mission of her growing garden is clear and invaluable in building a relationship with family and with nature. Involving her children in the process of collecting natural items for the garden and taking them for a private family visit to the garden are unique ways to introduce the children to this beautiful space, and give them a place in it as young caretakers.
These opportunities to collaborate with nature, Middleton has discovered, boost confidence and creativity, and also dramatically improve positive developmental growth and mental health.
And that is entirely true—countless studies have been done recently on the benefits of incorporating nature into a child's daily routine, or school studies, and allowing them to go barefoot. By allowing children to spend more time outside and to slow down, their focus and attention dramatically improve, as well as their attitudes and approach to learning.
Children who spend more time outside are more willing to take risks and approach situations from different angles.
@itvnews So beautiful. This reminds me of Narnia with the little HRH’s. 🤗— Shahnaz Ahmed (@Shahnaz Ahmed)1558330908.0
Their immense crowd of loyal fans have taken to Instagram and Twitter, swooning over the family's natural and beautiful photographs, the importance of nature and the blossoming heirs.
@itvnews Did one of them just shout "oh la la"? 😂 How adorable!— Bettina Ross (@Bettina Ross)1558330950.0
@itvnews Amazing garden for children , what privilege see future of monarchy enjoying garden congratulations to Duchess— janise mcnicholas (@janise mcnicholas)1558329064.0
@itvnews @SteveBakerHW This was my childhood, so sorry for any child that doesn’t get this chance. I applaud them ...— Alison Grand (@Alison Grand)1558351516.0
@itvnews What a wonderful moment to see the children enjoying the garden with the beautiful Kate and dad Wills...😋😋— Carmel Gaffney (@Carmel Gaffney)1558338050.0
@itvnews Says so much about the grounded way these kids are being bought up, freedom with responsibility for our world.— Socialmissfit (@Socialmissfit)1558351317.0
@itvnews Hope this encourages other families to play out together, going to the shops is the new day out! Well done x— sue carney (@sue carney)1558379312.0
@itvnews This family is so precious and you can tell they are being raised with lots of love and guidance. They ar… https://t.co/lLPwuAUfFh— Jodie (@Jodie)1558374464.0
It's wonderful to see the rally of support the Royal Family is receiving for the important work Kate Middleton is doing to create a sustainable, natural garden preserve for families to enjoy and grow from.
Hopefully, witnessing such a well-known family protecting the simple things, such as returning to nature, will encourage more families to spend more time outside with their children.
From the smallest park to the largest natural preserve, adults and children can benefit from the refreshing effects of being outside, as well as the creative opportunities of outdoor activities, crafts and gardening.
Archie's Tiny Feet Made A Sweet Mother's Day Appearance—Along With A Subtle Tribute To Princess Diana
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, celebrated Mother's Day by releasing a photo of their newborn, baby Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, on Instagram.
The photo showed little Archie mostly swaddled in a white blanket, with his feet poking out, in front of a bed of forget-me-nots.
The light blue flowers happened to be the favorite of Princess Diana, Prince Harry's late mother.
This is also the origin of the name of Sentebale, Prince Harry's charity organization which "supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people affected by HIV" in Botswana and Lesotho. Sentebale is the Sesotho (the national language of Lesotho) word for the flower.
Mother's Day, or Mothering Sunday, is not celebrated in May in the UK, but it is in several commonwealth countries such as Australia, Canada, and South Africa.
Many who viewed the pharmacy to in social media congratulated the Duchess of Sussex on the birth of Archie, and wished her a Happy Mother's Day.
@RE_DailyMail @DukeHarrySussex This is the first Mother's Day for The Duchess of Sussex God bless heR God bless all… https://t.co/X4ecum20Bu— استشارات 💉 #نسائيه💉 (@استشارات 💉 #نسائيه💉)1557685481.0
@RE_DailyMail Happy 1st Mother’s Day Meghan! Please kiss those little piggy toes for me. I rue the day my youngest… https://t.co/JgMzxwwLMg— Sandy St. George (@Sandy St. George)1557691794.0
@RE_DailyMail Happy Mother’s Day 👩 to the Duchess of Sussex & all the mothers in the whole world 🌎 ! Don’t forget your mothers, guys!— Lin Tsang (@Lin Tsang)1557724030.0
Many also noted the nod to Princess Diana.
Princess Diana’s favourite flower, forget-me-nots in the background of this image #MothersDay2019 https://t.co/eBj1oUqw0R— Victoria Murphy (@Victoria Murphy)1557668146.0
I understand the picture was taken at Frogmore Cottage, the Sussex’s new Windsor home, with Princess Diana's favour… https://t.co/3WHWjSRbal— Rebecca English (@Rebecca English)1557668021.0
@RE_DailyMail Princess Diana’s favorite flowers... https://t.co/wdzDq81PbA— Chiqui 🏴☠️ (@Chiqui 🏴☠️)1557720347.0
@byQueenVic What a thoughtful touch, the flowers. The photo is STUNNING. Very precious. #ArchieFeeties 👣❤🌼— BEEGEE ginger YURIKO calico Rip💔 LYNNE (@BEEGEE ginger YURIKO calico Rip💔 LYNNE)1557698628.0
@RE_DailyMail A lovely picture and the forget me nots adds a very special touch. I also thought of Prince Harry’s w… https://t.co/dmvbQvdvkW— Mildred Garner (@Mildred Garner)1557669986.0
Many others were just charmed by the sheer cuteness of the photo.
@RE_DailyMail This is quite simply really sweet 😍 What a beautiful little picture 💗— helencatherine (@helencatherine)1557695087.0
@RE_DailyMail The most perfect little toes 💙— Lacresha Hearn (@Lacresha Hearn)1557679359.0
@thomasdaigle Those tiny tootsies deserve all the press releases in the world— t (@t)1557687555.0
The happy couple also quoted the poem "lands" by Nayyirah Waheed in the post.
Many people eagerly await more news of little Archie, but the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have asked that people respect their privacy.
It seems that the only choice is to wait and hope for the couple to post more adorable photos of Archie to their Instagram.
Kate Middleton Gave The Best Response To Little Girl Who Asked Why Photographers Were 'Picturing' Her ❤️
Kate Middleton has been on maternity leave since April. During her first public appearance since giving birth to son Louis, for an event known as a "mini beast hunt" at St. Stephen's School in London, a little girl asked Middleton, "Why are they picturing you?" The Duchess knew exactly what to say.
Most of the children were stunned by Middleton's presence, but one curious girl was far more interested in the fleet of photographers who seemed to follower her around.
When she asked the Duchess what all the hubbub was about, Middleton responded:
They're picturing you cause you're special!
Princess Kate goes on a mini beast hunt at the forest school #royal #duchessofcambridge #katemiddleton https://t.co/YApaHRHxeL— Simon Perry (@Simon Perry)1538484354.0
Kate's outing with the children was chock-full of adorable moments.
While the Duchess sat with a group of youngsters on a log, one girl demonstrated her finest royal manners by showing her how to properly drink from a cup with no hands.
@DailyMirror Royal family’s full of jokes! https://t.co/4flXeKPsgq— AJ (@AJ)1538485607.0
Zoe Stroud, who hosted the mini beast hunt as interim Head of Sayers Croft Forest School, commented that Kate "was lovely" –– though she said the only mini beast she managed to find on the hunt was a slug! (But she did see a frog under a log.)
Twitter was excited to see Middleton back from leave!
@enews Love her— Connie Howard (@Connie Howard)1538510691.0
@VanityFair Looking great as always we luv #KateMiddleton #fashionblogger #style #StylishStar— Fashionista Philly (@Fashionista Philly)1538496275.0
Kate is back and looking incredible! https://t.co/Sa7S6aEnYt— HRH Kate Middleton (@HRH Kate Middleton)1538482676.0
@rjmyers She looks well & happy #newbaby— lizzywhynes (@lizzywhynes)1538487389.0
Middleton's failure to find a nice spider was surprising considering her adventures with children George and Charlotte in their backyard!
According to Stroud:
She really gets what we are doing here and said she often takes her children on spider hunts in their garden, which they love. They can spend hours out there.
Our apologies, Duchess. Maybe you'll find a better "beast" next time around!