Kate Middleton & Prince William Are Apparently Becoming Farmers

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are advocates for good foods and exercise, and they're willing to give up part of their home to promote a healthier lifestyle. Prince William and Kate Middleton are planning to grow vegetables at Anmer Hall so that they can become self-sufficient.


The royal couple have reportedly hired a gardening expert to help them take a large section of their land in Norfolk and convert it into an organic farm, complete with veggies, flowers, and even trees. They've also hired a cottage expert named Robin Parker, whose duties will include creating a beautiful landscape plan to transform their backyard (to the tune of £1.5 million), as well as looking after Prince George and Princess Charlotte's playground.

You can expect to hear tales of Kate cooking up a storm with her homegrown veggies, as we hear she is becoming quite the organic foodie. Their new garden will also be wonderful for George, 2, and Charlotte, 9 months, who will grow up learning about nature, seasonal produce, and all of the hard work it takes to get food from soil to plate.

More from The Stir: Kate Middleton May Be Starting Her Own Organic Food Label

There was some talk a few months back about Kate and Will starting their own Anmer Hall organic food label, following in the footsteps of Prince Charles, whose Duchy Originals label, featuring produce and meats grown at his Cornwall estate, does incredible business at the Waitrose grocery shop. The profits from their label would be donated to charity and they'd help raise awareness for the importance of choosing fresh produce from local farms, but there's no word yet on whether their new garden is simply for their own personal use, or if they have a much loftier goal in mind.

Either way, I have backyard garden envy right now -- made even stronger by the fact that Kate has professionals handling her soil-digging, worm-encountering duties if she wants to. Anyone else wondering if she'll get her hands dirty?


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