Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, future Queen of England and royal … beekeeper?!

Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, 39 –  or as she’s known online, Kate Middleton – will one day be known as the Queen of England, having married Prince William, the future heir to the British throne, in a fairy tale wedding back in 2011, but it now seems the 39-year-old mom of three – to Prince George, 7, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3 – will be known as something else too; the royal beekeeper! – after picking up a new hobby during quarantine.

Over the years, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed she’s had a variety of hobbies – from photography to adult coloring books, to reading and gardening – but on a recent visit to London’s Natural History Museum, Kate Middleton revealed that during quarantine she had picked up a new sweet hobby – literally!  🍯

Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge, future Queen and Royal beekeeper?!

During Kate’s visit to the museum’s Urban Nature Project, the Duchess joined local school kids in a few “nature-themed” activities, including; a “spider-making” arts and crafts project and an “interactive story-telling” exercise, and as usual, she was a hit with kids! Halfway through the visit, she delighted the local kids when she pulled out a jar of fresh honey and asked them to try it. Revealing she had picked up beekeeping as a new hobby during quarantine.

“This came specially from my beehive,” the Duchess told the school kids, who were dressed in their adorable matching school uniform. Kate noted that her apiary – a collection of beehives – is located at Anmer Hall, the Cambridges’ country home and where they spent the majority of the pandemic.

Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, new hobby, royal beekeeper

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 22: Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives children honey to try as she visits the UrbanNature Project at the Natural History Museum on June 22, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Geoff Pugh – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

“Would you like to try some?” the royal beekeeper asked, offering the pot of honey around. “I’ve got one spoon each.” She declared making sure all the kids stayed covid safe, while the kids dug in and could be heard saying “yummy” as they tried Kate’s sweet gift.

According to reports, she continued asking the kids to make observations about the honey: “See if it tastes the same as at home. Does it taste like honey from the shops? Does it taste like flowers?”

“Every time you see a bee; say thank you so much because they make delicious honey,” she instructed the kids sweetly.

Kate Middleton visits Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project

Check out the sweet video below. 🍯

Kate Middleton might have a new hobby, but she is not the only Middleton family member to engage in beekeeping. Her brother, James Middleton, has been a beekeeper for over a decade!

The Duchess’ younger brother revealed last year in an essay for Daily Mail, that his unusual hobby was inspired by his sisters, Kate and Pippa Middleton after they gifted him his first beehive for his 24th birthday.