Prince William and Kate Middleton Family Garden Fun: Prince Louis Walking While George and Charlotte Explore

One-year-old Prince Louis is walking — or perhaps even off and running — as evidenced in the new garden photos posted to Prince William and Kate Middleton‘s Instagram account. A series of photos shows the couple and their three children enjoying the beautiful and fun garden Middleton helped design.

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Family fun in the garden

If you loved Prince William and Kate Middleton’s family before, the new series of garden photos on Instagram will make you adore them even more.

Prince Louis is seen happily toddling around in Middleton’s “Back to Nature” garden that she worked with designers Andrée Davies and Adam White to create. The garden incorporates fun elements in a natural environment and, as seen in the photos, is a wonderful escape for their children, Prince Louis, Prince George, 5, and Princess Charlotte, 4.

Last week, Middleton noted that Prince Louis had successfully reached the walking milestone. She shared at a War II code-breaking center in London that the young royal was “keeping us on our toes,” noting, “I turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide — I had no idea!”

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s children explore the wooded area

In one photo, George and Charlotte are seen dipping toes in the creek that runs through the garden. In another pic, Louis sits atop a knotted swing while his dad steadies it. The previous day, an Instagram post showed Middleton giving the same swing a ride, as well as sharing images of the foliage and tree house feature.

The Instagram caption explained the finer details of the beautiful outdoor space, noting: “We invite you to take a sneak peek at The Duchess of Cambridge’s #RHSChelsea ‘Back to Nature’ Garden! The woodland wilderness garden aims to get people back to nature, and highlight the benefits of the natural world on our mental and physical wellbeing.”

The Duchess of Cambridge remarked before the garden unveiling: “In recent years I have focused much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.”

The garden’s features facilitate play

The Instagram post further pointed out the features, explaining: “A swing seat hanging below the garden’s centrepiece, a high platform tree house, encouraging creative play and discovery for all generations.”

Additionally, that garden has a “high platform tree house is inspired by a bird or animal nest and provides a wonderful place to retreat and look out through the trees” as well as “incredible edibles, plants for craft activities, forest scents and a diverse range of plants, shrubs and trees of different heights and textures.”

Further, the caption explained, “The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’s ongoing work on early childhood development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life. The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role.”

The children helped with some of the details

The children helped mom Middleton with some of the garden details, as the caption accompanying the new photos explains, “Over the past months, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have helped The Duchess gather moss, leaves and twigs to help decorate @The_RHS Back to Nature Garden. Hazel sticks collected by the family were also used to make the garden’s den.”

Additionally, Princess Diana’s favorite flowers, forget-me-nots, make an appearance on the woodland floor.