Kate Middleton reveals the ONE thing she does each day to improve her children’s happiness

Kate Middleton has revealed the one thing she does with her kids each day to improve their general happiness and wellbeing.

Kate often speaks about how happy her three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis make her.

And, speaking on the CBBC TV show Blue Peter on Thursday, The Duchess of Cambridge revealed how she maintains her children’s happiness and mental wellbeing.

Turns out that for the Cambridges, playing outside is a key part of their daily lives.

She said: ‘Rain or shine, they’re dragged outside.

‘It’s great. It encourages creativity, confidence and even a short amount of time – 10 or 15 minutes – makes a huge difference to ­physical wellbeing but also to our mental wellbeing.’

Kate, who was carrying out outdoor activities, including pond dipping to find tadpoles and gardening with children at Westminster City Council’ Paddington Recreation Ground, was awarded her very own green Blue Peter’s Badge on the show.

The green badge was awarded for her efforts to improve children’s interaction with nature and outdoors.

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⛺️📺🍃 The Duchess of Cambridge has joined forces with @CBBC show Blue Peter, the longest running children’s TV programme in the world, to get stuck in with pond dipping, planting and team den building with local children and Blue Peter presenter @LindseyJRussell. Swipe to watch a preview of the show. The Duchess wants to highlight the benefits of the great outdoors and inspire children, families and communities to get back to nature. She is a strong advocate for the importance of early years and the positive impact that nature and the environment can have on childhood development. Our followers in the UK can tune in to watch the special film on @CBBC via the link in our bio. #BluePeter

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Kate also showed a glimpse of her competitive side leading a team of children to win a outdoor den-building competition.

She praised her team saying: ‘You did an amazing job finding everything and you did it seriously quickly.’

Kate used the event to announce a competition where children can create a decorative garden sculpture that could have the chance of being placed in her Back to Nature Garden at the RHS Wisley Flower show in September.

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🐸 The Duchess of Cambridge has joined forces with the longest running children’s TV programme in the world, @CBBC’s Blue Peter, to launch a special competition that asks viewers to design a sculpture to go into The Duchess’s Back to Nature garden when it arrives at @RHSWisley in September. The competition will launch on @CBBC at 5.30pm on Thursday 13th June with a special film that The Duchess made with local school children at Westminster City Council’s Paddington Recreation Ground, where she gets stuck in with pond dipping, planting and team den building with local children and Blue Peter presenter @LindseyJRussell. The closing date for the competition is 25th June at noon — visit the link in our bio to watch The Duchess on Blue Peter. @CBBC #BluePeter

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Last month, George, Charlotte and Louise had an enjoyable time at the woodland Kate designed, and were pictured playing near a stream and tree house.

The three youngsters also helped mum Kate create her garden project by collecting moss and twigs to decorate the space.

Kate and William also travelled to Keswick in Cumbria, where they took part in sheep shearing at Deepdale Hall Farm and an environmental education session on the Ullswater way, and the mum revealed they had taken secret family holiday in the area with their three little ones.

It seems the family have been spending more and more time outdoors recently, and the children love it!

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