Saturday 22 July 2017

The Duchess of Cambridge spent her day weighing pigs at a farm for city kids

By Kameron Virk

Kate was at the Farms For City Children in Gloucestershire, with kids from southwest London.

A baby lamb called Stinky had a very special visitor giving him a bottle of milk on Wednesday – the Duchess of Cambridge.

Kate met Stinky during a visit to the Farms For City Children in Arlingham, Gloucestershire – a charity set up by children’s author Michael Morpurgo to teach city kids about farming.

The Duchess helped the kids – from Vauxhall in London – plant onions, tend to a chicken coop and pot vegetable plants as well as trying her hand at pig weighing.

The organisation, which has three working farms, welcomes around 3,200 children and 400 teachers a year.

The Duchess came for a private lunch with the children and staff, before joining a story-time session led by Morpurgo, who founded the charity with his wife Clare in 1976.

Speaking afterwards, farm manager John Goodman said: “It’s been good fun. The Duchess is really hands on and really good fun and brilliant with the children – she has a rapport with them.”

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