Prince William Dishes on Kate Middleton's Adorably Random Hobby

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There's a lot of pressure on princesses, so of course the Duchess needs a way to destress. But who knew her means of relaxing was so adorable? On Tuesday, while awarding the Order of the British Empire to adult coloring book illustrator Johanna Basford, Prince William revealed that Kate Middleton loves kicking back with an adult coloring book after a hard day's work. So cute!


Basford, who started the adult coloring book craze, told the Telegraph, "Prince William actually said that his wife likes to color in The Secret Garden, which was really sweet." The Secret Garden, as anyone who's ever been to Barnes and Noble knows, was one of the first -- and perhaps most popular -- adult coloring books on the market. (And now that Kate Middleton has given it her stamp of approval, it's bound to become even more popular.)

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The Duchess was an art history major at St. Andrews University, and she's heavily involved in The Art Room, an art therapy program for kids, so it's not a huge surprise that she enjoys coloring books. But still, it's pretty great to think of her chilling with a glass of wine after the kids are in bed with a pack of freshly-sharpened pencils and a coloring book. 

As far as royals go, Kate Middleton is as down to earth and "normal" as it gets, which, of course, is one of the many reasons we love her. Also, there isn't a woman alive who hasn't thought: We would totally be BFFs. 

We can all dream, can't we?


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