Princess Kate paid a memorable visit to Farms for City Children in Gloucester, England, Wednesday, making some surprising revelations in the process, including her willingness to get up close and personal with livestock!
Here are some of the best moments from her trip to the farm:
1. She touched a pig’s…ahem…butt.
Or as the Brits would say, “bum.” Kate wasn’t afraid to get her hands a little dirty (literally) during her farm visit, where she rolled up her sleeves and got to work moving the farm’s pigs along.
“She was pushing the pig’s bum with her bare hands,” Edison David, the school’s head teacher, told reporters after the event. “It was just to move the pig along. It was second nature to her.”
2. She has experience cleaning chicken coops.
Just call it the Cambridge Zoo! In addition to dog Lupo and hamster Marvin, Kate and Prince William also have five chickens at home at Anmer Hall. And Kate handles their care and maintenance — including coop cleaning! — herself.
“She says she had cleaned out a few chicken sheds in her time!” stockman Dave Evansoneya, 50, told reporters following Kate’s visit.
The family even has an egg incubator, and George and Charlotte in particular are hoping a few chicks will hatch!
“The incubator is relatively new and she doesn’t know if it is going to work,” Evansoneya said. “She says it takes 21 days but George and Charlotte are so excited that they come down each morning and peer inside to see if anything has happened!”
3. Worms do not gross her out.
She cleans up after chickens, she’ll push a pig’s butt without a care — so is it any surprise that the sight of a worm is nothing for Princess Kate?
After seeing a group of children playing with a worm, Kate approached them and said, “Wow, he’s super wriggly!” of the slimy, sliding worm. She then asked: “Have you all held a worm before?” It sure sounds like Kate has!
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4. Prince George is already bilingual.
Well, he’s on his way! During the farm visit, Kate revealed that Prince George can count to 10 in Spanish — and she’s teaching Princess Charlotte the language too. Olé, young royals!
5. She and Prince William share a love of baby lambs.
George and Charlotte aren’t the only little ones that Will and Kate can’t get enough of. The couple also share a love of baby lambs. And though we’ve long known that William is a lamb fan, Kate kept her adoration for the too-cute animals a secret — until today. Kate couldn’t get enough cuddle time with the sweet baby animals.
Really, she just loved them.
And 13 years ago, William proved that he too is a fan!
Maybe it’s time to add a herd of sheep to their Cambridge crew of animals.