Kate Middleton makes us all jealous as she earns second Blue Peter badge
Kate Middleton has another honour to add to her name, and we’re totally jealous.
The Duchess of Cambridge has been awarded a green Blue Peter badge for her efforts to encourage families to get out into nature.
The 37-year-old makes a surprise appearance in today’s instalment of the show, in a short film to launch a sculpture design contest, alongside local schoolchildren.
And she got her hands dirty for the stint, pond-dipping and building a den with the youngsters.
Speaking to presenter Lindsey Russell, the mum-of-three explained that an appreciation for the outdoors is something she has tried to instil in George, Charlotte and Louis.
‘Rain or shine, they’re dragged outside. It’s great,’ she told the host.
‘It encourages creativity, confidence and even a short amount of time – 10 or 15 minutes – makes a huge difference to physical wellbeing but also to our mental wellbeing.’
During the day out at Paddington Recreation Ground, Kate also told the delighted youngsters that pond-dipping was ‘massively up my street’.
We wonder if the Queen has ever joined her for a dipping session…
After all her hard work, she was awarded a green Blue Peter badge – to go alongside the gold one she already has.
Two Blue Peter badges? Some of us don’t even have one….
‘Yes it’s a real honour, thanks,’ she said of her new accolade. ‘Thank you so much, look at that! You should be so proud, well done all of you.
‘It’s been a real honour to meet everybody, I’ve learned a lot today.’
As well as digging in and helping out, the Duchess joined forces with Blue Peter to launch a new competition, encouraging viewers to design a sculpture for her Back to Nature garden.
And the winning entry will be installed in her Chelsea Flower Show garden when it arrives at the Royal Horticultural Society site in Wisley, Surrey, in September.
Blue Peter airs on BBC One, at 5.30pm.
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