“What would you give it out of 10, George?” Prince William asked his 5-year-old son in a sweet video shared by Kensington Palace on Monday, May 20. “How many marks out of 10 would you give it? With 10 being the highest.”
George wasted no time answering, telling his father, “20!”
“20 out of 10?” William, 36, replied. “That’s pretty good. I think Mummy’s done well.”
In the clip, George is all smiles on a rope swing in the garden. Later in the video, William takes his own turn on the swing.
“Give me a push,” the father-of-three asks daughter Princess Charlotte, 4.
Kate opened up about designing the Back to Nature Garden for the Chelsea Flower Show in another video shared by the palace Palace on Monday, May 20.
“There’s an amazing fact I learned recently … 90 percent of our adult brains are developed before the age of 5,” the duchess explained. “And what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops and that’s why I think it’s so important that all of us, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really young age.”
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90% of our adult brains are developed before the age of 5 and what a child experiences in those really early years directly affects how the brain develops. That’s why I think it’s so important, whether we’re parents or carers or family members, really engage in quality time with children and babies from a really young age. I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental wellbeing, particularly for young kiddies. The #RHSChelsea Back to Nature Garden is a natural, creative place for them to play. I really hope that this woodland that we have created, in a huge collaboration here really inspires families, kids and communities to get outside, enjoy nature and the outdoors and spend quality time together. #ChelseaFlowerShow
She added: “I really feel that nature and being interactive outdoors has huge benefits on our physical and mental well-being, particularly for young kiddies!”
William and Kate also gave Queen Elizabeth II an official tour of the grounds on Monday. According to Entertainment Tonight, the mother-of-three told reporters that her kids played “in a way” she “hadn’t imagined” during their visit to the garden.
“They were throwing stones. I hadn’t actually thought that that was what they would be doing,” Kate said on Monday. “They kicked their shoes off and wanted to paddle in the stream … using it in a way that I hadn’t anticipated.”