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Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, are apparently getting a good farm education early in life. When their father, Prince William, spoke to injured rugby players before the Wales vs. France game at Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday, he shared that he and his children were “lambing” this past week near their home in Norfolk, per Hello! magazine.
William revealed this detail when a woman in the group named Rhian Roberts shared with him that she had married into a dairy farm in West Wales.
“We’ve been lambing with the children this week,” William responded. “Charlotte wasn’t sure at first but George was straight in there. Louie loves the tractors. They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs.”
William, who was at the event as the patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his family have a country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Here, there children can experience the outdoors and learn about farm techniques, such as caring for lambs on a farm.
In an interview on the podcast Happy Mum Happy Baby, Kate Middleton shared with host and author Giovanna Fletcher that allowing her children to have time outdoors is high on her list of priorities as a parent.
“I remember that from my childhood—doing the simple things, going for a walk together, and that’s really what I try and do with my children as well because it totally strips away all the complications, all the pressures,” Kate said. “It’s something I’m really passionate about. “I think it’s so great for physical and mental wellbeing and laying those foundations. It’s such a great environment to actually spend time in, building those quality relationships without the distractions of ‘I’ve got to cook’ and ‘I’ve got to do this.’’And actually, it’s so simple.”
Roberts, the woman from the West Wales dairy farm, told Hello! that William also seemed to be on a mission to get his kids acquainted with nature.
“We were talking about the land where he was and the land where we are, which is a mining area,” she said. “He said they’ve been lambing this week up in Norfolk. They want the children to see the country way of life as well as the city way of life.”