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Prince Louis' latest school project will make grandpa King Charles so proud

The Prince and Princess of Wales's children attend school in Berkshire

Prince Louis sits on grandpa Charles' lap at the Platinum Jubilee© Getty
Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
May 23, 2023
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The Princess of Wales revealed one of Prince Louis' latest school projects as she visited the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, and it's something which his grandpa King Charles would be very proud of.

Kate, 41, joined school pupils for the first ever Children's Picnic at the annual show in west London. As the royal sat down on a picnic blanket, she spoke about what the children are growing at school.

Told the pupils were growing sunflowers, Kate said: "They get so big, don't they?"

The mum-of-three: "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."

Louis' grandfather King Charles is renowned for his love of gardening and introduced organic farming on the grounds of his Gloucestershire home, Highgrove, in 1989.

Kate Middleton sits on a picnic blanket with school children at Chelsea Flower Show© Getty
The Princess of Wales joined the children's picnic at the Chelsea Flower Show
Kate Middleton shows a child a flower in the Chelsea Flower Show© Getty
Kate has long emphasised the importance of spending time outside

In an interview with Radio 4 in 2021 August, Charles revealed that his love for growing his own vegetables stems back to his childhood.

The then Prince of Wales 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."

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King Charles talks with Josie Maughton (L) and Jane Porter (R) at Chelsea Flower SHow© Getty
King Charles also visited the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday
King Charles pictured laughing at the Chelsea Flower Show© Getty
The King has long been an advocate for the environment

Charles added: "There was a wonderful head gardener at Buckingham Palace, he was called Mr Nutbeam, rather splendidly. He was splendid, and helped us a bit, my sister and I, with the little garden we had.

"There's nothing to beat, is there, I think, eating what you have grown? This is another reason why I always feel it is so important to find ways of encouraging children to grow vegetables and things at school."

Prince William and Kate are huge advocates for the outdoors and the positive impact nature and exercising outside can have on people's mental health.

Prince Louis was keen to fill up his own wheelbarrow© Getty
Prince Louis was keen to fill up his own wheelbarrow
Prince Louis even had a chance to sit on his dad Prince William's lap as the royal drove an excavator© Getty
Prince Louis even had a chance to sit on his dad Prince William's lap as the royal drove an excavator

The couple were joined by their three children, Prince George, nine, Princess Charlotte, eight, and five-year-old Prince Louis as they helped out at a Scout Hut in Slough as part of the national volunteering drive to mark the coronation.

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The young royal was also among the 2,300-strong congregation inside Westminster Abbey to witness King Charles and Queen Camilla's coronation earlier this month.

Louis arrived at the Abbey with his parents and doting big sister, Charlotte, who led her little brother into the service by holding his hand. Meanwhile, George had a starring role as one of his grandfather's pages of honour.

Princess Charlotte protectively held her brother's hand© Getty
Princess Charlotte protectively held her brother's hand
Prince Louis claps and waved as he views a flypast at Buckingham Palace© Getty
Prince Louis clapped and waved as he viewed the flypast at Buckingham Palace

The family-of-five took part in the carriage procession behind the newly crowned Charles and Camilla as the King and Queen made their way back to Buckingham Palace in the Gold State Coach after the service.

William, Kate, George, Charlotte and Louis then joined the King and Queen, and working members of the royal family on the palace balcony to watch the flypast.

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