Kate Middleton is showing off her green thumb—for a good cause.
To mark the end of Children's Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge paid a visit to the Nook center in Norfolk, where she helped plant a sensory garden and met with staff from East Anglia Children’s Hospices to thank them for their continued work during the current pandemic. Middleton kept her look on-theme and opted for a floral dress from Faithful The Brand (which is already sold out).
The 38-year-old royal also brought plants that she bought during her recent visit to Fakenham Garden Centre. She even potted a sunflower for the Delf family, whose son Fraser had been cared for by EACH before his death earlier this year. The plant was later taken to the Delf family to keep at their home in Cambridgeshire.
According to Tracy Rennie, EACH's director of care, the duchess wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. "She didn’t need the gardening gloves we offered her," Rennie said, per ITV, "and even plunged her hands into the earth with that massive engagement ring on!”
The visit to the Nook, which Middleton helped open last year, comes days after she teamed up with Camilla Parker Bowles for a joint video conference with three children’s hospices, including Children’s Hospice South West, Helen & Douglas House and East Anglia's Children's Hospices.
During the chat, they also spoke with the Delf family and the mother of three made her initial promise to plant a sunflower in honor of Fraser.
We suddenly have the urge to update our garden.