Kate Middleton has revealed that she secretly wishes she had been a farmer, and that she’s been teaching Prince George and Princess Charlotte all about farming.
During Kate and William’s recent trip to Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge got hands on with locals by pouring pints of cider and admitting she would have loved to have been a young farmer during a meet and great.
When Prince William inherits his father’s 130,000 acres of land – the Duchy of Cornwall – it’ll make a perfect place to live the life of a farmer! On Thursday the royal couple made their first official visit to the Duchy and explored a lot of what Cornwall has to offer.
Making an appearance at Zebs Youth Centre in Truro, Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess discussed life aspirations which some of the young people there. Kate, 34, asked the group of youths, ‘Do any of you know what you would love to be? Do you have some aspirations?’ while her husband interrupted her to add, ‘It is totally cool not to have that by the way. It took me an awfully long time to work out what I wanted to be.’
Kate mused ‘It’s so difficult because there’s so much out there. It is hard isn’t it to pinpoint one thing. William is right. I found it difficult as well.’
Later that day however, Kate’s passion for farming was discovered by one of the locals. As the royals continued their visit to Newquay’s Towan Beach, Bea Hodge, 15, a member of the Wadebridge Young Farmers, spoke to Kate who confided her plans for George and Charlotte.
Bea recalls, ‘She said she was teaching George and Charlotte all about the farm at Sandringham. She’s been teaching George the difference between barley and wheat and everything they grow on the farm there.’
‘She wants the children to learn all about farming and the apples in their orchard. She said she’d secretly like to be a young farmer.’
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It seems Kate is also a deft hand at pouring a pint too, as later that day the couple visited a cider farm and Kate didn’t hesitate to pour a cider for her husband.
She gave the pint of Rattler cider to William, who said it tasted ‘just like it does in the pub’ and admitted: ‘I like my cider.’