The 66-year-old mother of Kate Middleton recently sat down for an interview with Saga magazine, where she discussed the duchess’s three children: Prince George (7), Princess Charlotte (5) and Prince Louis (3). Middleton explained that her secret to keeping their attention span is having everything ready before they begin.
“If I’m doing planting with my grandchildren, I like to have it all laid out at ‘activity stations’ with their own little trowel and pot, so they can get started immediately,” she told the mag. “It’s no-good calling children over to an activity, only for you then to have to fuss about looking for the right equipment and clearing a space. They’ll soon lose interest and slope off.”
Middleton also revealed that outdoor activities increase their appreciation of nature. “It’s important for children to grow up appreciating nature and part of that is allowing them to get a bit muddy,” she explained.