Kate Middleton and Prince Louis at Royal Horticultural Society's Garden
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– Making a visit to the Royal Horticultural Society‘s garden in Wisley yesterday morning, Kate Middleton revealed to another garden-goer that her one-year-old son, Prince Louis, “loves smelling flowers.”

– The young prince apparently also loves spending time outside, the duchess added.

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Royals may have splendid palaces across the continent at their disposal, but that doesn’t mean they don’t also enjoy the occasional flirtation with the great outdoors. While Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, made a surprise visit to the Royal Horticultural Society’s garden yesterday morning in Wisley, she also divulged that her one-year-old son, Prince Louis, is among those British monarchs with a predilection to Mother Earth.

According to fellow garden attendee Sarah Griffiths, the duchess “was telling us how her son Louis loves smelling flowers. He enjoys being outside.”

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The experiences we gain during our earliest years influences who we become as people. They influence how we interact in school, in work and in society and, ultimately how we bring up our own children. Whether it is planting 🌳 exploring 🔍 digging ⛏ creating 🎨 or playing; quality time spent outside provides children with the perfect environment to form those positive relationships with the people in their lives and the world around them. There is a well-known proverb – that it takes a village to raise a child – everyone here represents an integral part of that very village. By coming together, having fun, learning and experiencing new things, we can all impart life-long benefits on our children. The Duchess of Cambridge, at the #BacktoNature festival at @rhswisley 🍂 which celebrates the value of communities to our wellbeing and marks the culmination of the RHS garden project. 🎥 Footage courtesy of @the_rhs

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Kate also reportedly played with Griffiths‘s young daughter, Matilda. As Matilda squirmed in her mother’s arms, the duchess danced along to the soft jazz playing in the background, asking the young girl, “Do you like the music?”

The royal Cambridge family seems to have spent plenty of time outdoors this past summer. During the July King Power Royal Charity Polo Day event, for instance, Prince Louis was photographed outside while making funny faces with his mother and modeling a pair of oversized sunglasses.

And in a sweet exchange during a Wimbledon match in July, Kate obtained a new pair of the coolest sneakers for the young royal. The autographed Adidas Stan Smith kicks were a gift from tennis legend Stan Smith himself. Now, the prince can definitely play outside to his heart’s content—and do so in style.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.

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