Kate Middleton Got Her Hands Dirty Planting Sunflowers for a Great Cause

Natasha Reda

As the lockdown eases in the U.K., Kate Middleton is easing back into public life, making a recent trip to plant sunflowers for a great cause.

The Duchess of Cambridge visited a children's hospice earlier this week to help families plant a garden in Norfolk as part of Children's Hospice Week 2020, which is organized by the charity Together for Short Lives, an organization that aims to raise money for the U.K.'s 54 children's hospices.

During her visit, Middleton donated the plants she bought at Fakenham Garden Centre last week during her first public appearance since quarantine. The duchess "worked alongside an EACH volunteer gardener and a family to plant a garden that will provide enjoyment for children and families, according the Kensington Palace Instagram statement.

"The care and the nurture that you provide children and families in the most unimaginable circumstances is just awe-inspiring," Middleton also said in the special audio message, below. "I’d also like to pay tribute to all those families out there who are caring for and looking after a child with a life-limiting illness. You do the most extraordinary job, and I know it’s particularly hard at the moment, so my thoughts go out to you all."

It's clear the duchess was not afraid to get her hands dirty while potting the plants. As seen in photos taken at the event, she plunged her hands into the soil without removing her sapphire and diamond engagement ring.

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Even Kate Middleton's floral dress perfectly suited the occasion as the brand is know for its sustainable fashion. Unfortunately, the $300 dress she reportedly wore from the Indonesian-based ethical company Faithfull the Brand is sold out right now. However, chances the outfit will still inspire many summer fashion looks. You know, for your daily, socially-distanced walk or grocery run. 

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It turns out Middleton's green thumb runs in the family, as she revealed her children, George, Charlotte, and Louis, are having a sunflower-growing competition at home. It also looks like Louis may have inherited her talents.

"Louis is winning so George is a little grumpy about that," she said, according to the Daily Mail.

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