Kate Middleton’s tea party at London’s Natural History Museum on Tuesday revealed some interesting details about her children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The Royal, who looked as elegant as ever in a $460 L.K. Bennett floral dress, sat down with youngsters from Oakington Manor Primary School to talk about their favourite dinosaurs and animated characters. “We asked her about her home lifestyle and her children. She said that Charlotte is very chatty and likes doing play dates with George. George is interested in dinosaurs and volcanoes,” 10-year-old Amani told reporters. “She was asking us if we knew the story of Curious George and how he climbed up on the diplodocus. Everyone did.”
Youngster Eduarda, meanwhile, shared that “[Prince] George likes the T Rex because he is the biggest and the loudest.”
Middleton was attending the event as part of her work with Place2Be, a mental health charity that counts the Royal as a Patron.
The museum’s director, Sir Michael Dixon, opened up to the media about Middleton’s love of nature, which has inspired several private visits to the museum with George and Charlotte. “She remarked on the fact that as her children get older she is going to have to mug up on the names of the dinosaurs. I said ‘Don’t worry, the children will make you do that,’” Dixon shared. “She is actually very knowledgeable on the natural world and passionate about oceans. She is a keen scuba diver. She is very, very keen to engage more with the museum and its collections.”
“She has been behind the scenes on a number of occasions and talked to some of our researchers and seen quite a lot of our collection areas,” he added.
Middleton’s appearance coincided with the museum’s farewell to its most prized dinosaurs. Dippy the Diplodocus received a Royal sendoff as he began a two-year tour to educate millions around the United Kingdom. Dippy has been greeting museum visitors in its central hall since 1979.