Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, was spotted by reporters along with Prince George last week, on a special outing to visit the Princess Diana memorial park in Kensington Gardens, London.
The Duchess paid tribute to her husband’s late mother by taking George to the beach section of the “People’s Princess” park, right in the heart of the capital, just a short distance from their Kensington home.
An insider who happened to be at the park at the time of Kate Middleton’s visit, told the Express in Britain: “It was lovely seeing them play together in the sand. They stayed for about 15 minutes. They had three protection officers with them but Kate seemed oblivious to anyone except her gorgeous baby enjoying himself.”
Hello magazine reported on Sunday that Kate had visited the park, which is a memorial to Diana who died in a tragic car accident in Paris, France. The playground was unveiled three years later on the eve of Diana’s birthday, even though, for some reason, no members of the royal family attended the opening.
The park was rebuilt on the site of the old Peter Pan children’s playground, which was founded by the author of the novel, JM Barrie. The playground is designed in the “natural play concept” which encourages children to challenge themselves physically and mentally.
Just after George’s first birthday, at the end of last month, Kate Middleton reported that she often takes her son baby swimming at Buckingham Palace as he apparently “loves the water” and “grabs things to splash with.”
Who knows, Prince George may even develop into a world class swimmer, as the royal photographer recently described him as, “quick on his feet” following a shoot at the Natural History Museum:
“He was walking towards me – I was kneeling down to take the picture and he was on top of me as soon as he started walking. He was very quick. He looked really steady on his feet,” said John Stillwell to People magazine.