"The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to share some new photographs of their family as they visited the RHS Back to Nature Garden at the #ChelseaFlowerShowon Sunday afternoon. The photographs were taken by @mattporteous."
"The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden, designed by The Duchess and award-winning landscape architects Andrée Davies and Adam White of Davies White Landscape Architects, is a woodland setting for families and communities to come together and connect with nature."
"Her Royal Highness is a strong advocate for the proven benefits the outdoors has on physical and mental health, and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development in particular."
"Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHSBack to Nature Garden."
"Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den."
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.”
It comes at the one-year anniversary since Kate and the Royal Foundation established a steering group of experts on the early years, to seek advice on what is needed to support all children. The group recently concluded its work and she has written to the members to thank them for their help.
“Through our work, you have reaffirmed my belief of just how timely it is to focus on what happens in the early years of life, and how pivotal a stage of life this is for a child’s future,” she told them.
Tackling the challenges facing children in their early years is Kate’s defining theme of her royal work. “I hope my long-term commitment to working in the early years will help make a difference over a generational timescale,” she adds. “Your thoughts and advice will continue to be hugely valuable as I shape my thinking for the years ahead.”