Duchess Catherine has been recalling her "fond memories" of gardening with her children Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Duchess Catherine

Duchess Catherine

The 35-year-old royal has admitted during a visit to the Robin Hood Primary School in London that she loved getting outdoors during her younger years and has been passing on her green fingered tips to her kids, who she shares with Prince William.

In a speech to youngsters in the playground, she said: "I've got such fond memories of being in the garden and being outside from my own childhood, and I'm sharing that with my own children George and Charlotte at the moment.

"What you have created here is really so special. Hopefully you will have lots of memories of your time here in the garden, looking for insects or planting bulbs.

"I hope you remember these special times for the rest of your lives."

Catherine - who is expecting the couple's third child in April - visited the education facility to mark a decade of the Royal Horticultural Society Campaign's for School Gardening yesterday (29.11.17).

But she admitted her wood carving efforts were "not very good" during her attempt at whittling a stick.

A youngster then reassured her she would get the technique if she put the hours in, saying: "Practice makes perfect."

The Duchess of Cambridge replied: "That is so true. Keep up, keep up all the good work."

She also helped the youngsters plant some bulbs in the school garden.

A tweet on the Kensington Palace Twitter account read: "In the Sensory Garden, The Duchess gets involved in some bulb planting, ready to flower next spring."