Duchess Kate and Princess Charlotte enjoy surprising eight-legged hobby together

Anya Meyerowitz
·2-min read
Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein
Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein

From Country Living

Back in October last year, Princess Charlotte — along with her brothers, Princes George and Louis — interviewed David Attenborough via video from their garden.

And while George asked about future extinction and Louis wanted to know what the legendary broadcaster's favourite animal is, Charlotte revealed that she has a fondness for spiders, asking: "Do you like spiders too?"

And now royal expert Katie Nicholl has revealed that the five-year-old has got the rest of the family fired up about the eight-legged creatures, too.

Nicholl spoke to OK! about Kate Middleton and Prince William's approach to home-schooling their children, revealing the Cambridges go on frequent "spider hunts" with their daughter.

She explained, "Kate has been interested in how outdoor learning can benefit children. She got to meet children who had lessons outside and ask how they enjoyed it. She saw the benefit first-hand. Kate is aware of screen time and tries to limit the children being exposed to it too much. When the children have a break, she takes them outside, come rain or shine."

"She wants them to get fresh air and be in nature. She loves to pick vegetables with them in the gardens. If they are learning about rivers or the sea, she and William try to incorporate that into their walks," Nicholl continued. "Charlotte is a massive fan of spiders and loves looking at them and learning about them, so they go on spider hunts so that she can see them up close and then let them go."

"Kate and William are very involved with the children’s schooling," Nicholl added.

Their approach to the Cambridge kids' education played a central role in their choice of school, the royal expert added: "Thomas’s Battersea expects a hands-on approach from parents; that’s part of the reason they picked it."

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