Kate Middleton reveals she’s still working on this family skill
The Duchess of Cambridge has poked fun at herself, saying she is still in the “learning” stages of gardening and that she wouldn’t want anyone to see the fruits of her labour, just yet. Kate was speaking to members of staff at the Imperial War Museum in London during a visit on Wednesday, when she was shown letters her ancestors had written during the war.
As she leafed through the papers, Kate said: “I think I saw one of the letters that one of them wrote home asking for cauliflower seeds. My grandmother loved gardening.” Gardening was “a bit of a family thing,” she added. Prince William‘s wife went on to say that her skills were only modest. “You should not see my cauliflowers! I’m still learning,” she laughed.
Kate, 36, was told the moving story of how three of her great-great-uncles died during the First World War. The three brothers – Francis, Maurice and Lionel Lupton – were killed on the Western Front within two years of each other. Kate was shown letters the brothers had written home, plus one from Buckingham Palace sending condolences to the surviving family.