- Publish Date
- Monday, 29 June 2020, 5:36PM
While the Cambridge children remain in lockdown amidst the current pandemic, Kate Middleton has revealed how she's keeping the young royals entertained.
Passing on her love of gardening to Prince George, six, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, two, the Duchess of Cambridge held a family sunflower growing competition - but not all her children were happy with how it's going.
The royal mum joined families from East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH) to plant a garden at The Nook, near her Norfolk home of Anmer Hall.
As she worked alongside a volunteer gardener, staff and two families to help create an outdoor space, Kate revealed that Prince Louis is currently in the lead for their family competition.
The Duchess gave each child sunflower seeds and encouraged them to plant their own so they could watch it grow.
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"The children are really enjoying growing their sunflowers, Louis' is winning so George is a little grumpy about that," Kate said.
Catherine has been Royal Patron of EACH since 2012 and attended the official opening of The Nook in November last year.
EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk and supports their families.
Throughout the pandemic, the charity has continued to deliver end of life and emergency crisis care, as well as bereavement support.
The sunflower has been adopted as the emblem of hospice care, a symbol of joy with the seeds representing patients and the surrounding petals as love, care and compassion.