What Does Kate Middleton Do With All Those Flowers?
One of the best things about Kate Middleton's royal walkabouts is getting to see her interacting with the people — both children and adults seem to soak up the duchess' sweet energy and don't hesitate to greet her arrival with cheers, homemade signs, stuffed animals, and flowers. If there's one thing you can expect from a Kate Middleton appearance (besides seeing her being supercute with kids) it's that you'll get to see her accept bouquet after bouquet from her well-wishers. While wrapping up her royal tour in Canada, Kate even got her 2-year-old daughter Princess Charlotte in on the fun, letting the little one hold and sniff a bunch of roses from a young boy.
Kate has said that the rest of her family teases her for spending "far too long chatting," during her public appearances, but it's one of the things we've come to love most about the duchess. While she never turns down a pretty bunch of blooms, we do have to wonder: what does she do with all of them? Typically, she will hand them back to staff members walking through the crowd with her, and they often end up going to churches or charitable organizations — though we wouldn't be surprised if Kate keeps some florals for herself every once in a while.
Kate received bunches of flowers from children at the Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station in Wales back in February 2011.
Kate received flowers from 6-year-old Diamond Marshall during a Make a Wish Foundation visit in Canada in July 2011.
While visiting locals in Holyhead, Wales in August 2013, Kate was given posies.
Kate smiled at a little girl during a UNICEF visit in Denmark in November 2011.
She held on to Princess Charlotte while accepting roses from a young boy before departing Canada in September 2016.
During a royal visit to Canada in July 2011, Kate knelt down to accept a bouquet from a young girl.
While on a public outing in England back in October 2012, Kate met with 2-year-old Lola Mackay, who was not exactly thrilled to give up her flowers.
Kate was greeted with a toy rose from fans outside Liverpool's Alder Hey Children's Hospital on Valentine's Day in 2012.
She greeted a young boy during a visit to Piccadilly Circus in March 2012.
Kate attended an April 2012 performance of African Cats in London and received flowers from a fan backstage.
Kate smiled as she got flowers from a toddler at the Sydney Royal Easter Show in April 2014.
She accepted a giant bouquet while arriving at the Singapore Airport in September 2012.
Awww! Kate knelt down to accept flowers from an adorable little girl during her visit to the the Immigrant Services Society of British Columbia during the royal tour of Canada in September 2016.
She chatted with a young girl who gave her flowers in the Solomon Islands in September 2012.
Kate let a little boy sniff the flowers he gave her during a walkabout in North Wales in November 2015.
Kate was presented with a bouquet of flowers by 7-year-old Jamie Andrew during her visit to a hospital in November 2012.
She received a post from Ella Curtis during her visit to Youthscape in England in August 2016.
Kate beamed while getting flowers from children at the Hope House charity in London in February 2013.
In this truly adorable moment, Kate knelt to speak to a little girl in a princess costume who greeted her with flowers in March 2013.
She received flowers from hospice patient Sally Evans during a visit to Winchester's Naomi House in April 2013.
Kate greeted a group of kids outside the Pembroke Refinery in Wales in November 2014.
In April 2014, Kate received flowers from a 9-year-old girl while visiting the Royal Australian Airforce Base.
Kate shared a sweet moment with a little girl bearing flowers during a stop on her Australian tour in April 2014.
She welcomed a bouquet from a sweet little girl in Wales in February 2017.