As anyone who grew up with brothers and sisters can attest, some sibling rivalry every now and then is a given — even if you happen to be the future king of England.
With lockdown lifting in the UK, Kate Middleton recently paid a visit to The Nook, a garden she helped create at East Angelia’s Children’s Hospice in Norwich, England. While there, she revealed that George (6), Charlotte (5), and Louis (2) have been growing a few blooms in their own backyard, but with competitive twist.
Apparently, being the oldest (and heir to the throne) doesn’t guarantee a green thumb. According to Hello! Magazine, Kate explained, “The children are really enjoying growing their sunflowers. Louis’s is winning, so George is a little grumpy about that!”
As much as we sympathize with George’s frustration, we can’t help but be impressed with Louis’s gardening skills at such a young age! He must have inherited Kate’s floral expertise. That said, George’s competitive streak also runs in the family, as both his parents have proved in the past at various charity sporting events — which is something grandma Diana was known for, too.
And this isn’t the first time we’ve heard about George being a bit envious of his siblings while spending more time together at home. Kate previously admitted that homeschooling him and Charlotte isn’t always easy. It seems George tends to get jealous of his sister’s more fun and creative assignments versus his literature lessons.
But like any family, we’re sure they’re able to work things out in the end and enjoy each other’s company — at least until the next opportunity for friendly competition pops up. Either way, we just hope Kate keeps sharing these adorable (and totally relatable) stories with the rest of us!