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Prince William reveals the unexpected activity the Cambridge children tried over the school break

“Charlotte wasn’t sure at first but George was straight in there.”

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a break from royal duties last week to spend time with their three children who were on half-term break and returning to royal duties this week Prince William revealed what they got up to.
Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, Prince William, 37, watched Wales take on France at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and spoke to injured players supported by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust.
During his chat to some of the 33 people supported by the trust, William spoke to Rhian Roberts, a primary school teacher and it was when she shared that she had married into a dairy farm in West Wales that William revealed the unexpected activity done with Prince George, 6, Princess Charlotte, 4, and Prince Louis, 1.
"We've been lambing with the children this week," William told Rhian.
"Charlotte wasn't sure at first but George was straight in there. Louis loves the tractors. They love seeing the lambs and feeding the lambs."
Prince William with Louis, Charlotte and George at their country home Anmer Hall. (Image: The Duchess of Cambridge/@KensingtonRoyal)
Speaking to press after her chat with the future King, Rhian, who has been supported by the trust after suffering damage to her neck during a tackle in 2018, described William as "down to earth".
"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 in Norfolk. They want the children to see the country way of life as well as the city way of life."
The Cambridges often travel to their country home Anmer Hall in Norfolk and Duchess Catherine has spoken often about the importance spending time in nature has for childhood development - a strong focus of her royal work.
Opening up in a recent podcast Happy Mum Happy Baby with author Giovanna Fletcher, Catherine spoke about being able to share "the simple things" with her three children.
"Life now is so busy, so distracting and actually sometimes simple things like watching a fire on a really rainy day provides such enjoyment," she told Giovanna.
"I remember 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 complications, all the pressures."
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Speaking of encouraging children to spend time in nature Catherine 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'".
She also mentioned a photograph she took of Princess Charlotte smelling a bluebell at their country home, telling Giovanna that it was moments like these that mean so much to her as a parent.
"It's the simple things that really make a difference," she added.
"It's spending quality time with your children, it's not whether you've done every single drop-off and every single pick-up."