Matt Porteous captures The Duchess of Cambridge's ‘Back to Nature’ garden at the Chelsea Flower Show.
Matt Porteous spent time with The Duchess of Cambridge during the unveiling of her ‘Back to Nature’ garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which aims to encourage more children to spend time outdoors.
The garden forms part of Her Royal Highness’ ongoing work with early childhood
development and her mission to support efforts that give every child the best possible start in life.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were the first to play in the garden designed by the Duchess of Cambridge.
“It was a pleasure to be asked to photograph The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young family again. George, Charlotte and Louis were so clearly enjoying exploring all of the wonders of the garden, which was a joy to photograph.”
The Duchess has committed to making early childhood development the focus of her work in the years to come, and believes that providing children with the opportunity to spend time outdoors can play an important role in their early years.
Speaking ahead of the garden unveiling, The Duchess of Cambridge said:
“In recent years, I have focused much of my work on the early years, and how instrumental they are for outcomes later in life. I believe that spending time outdoors when we are young can play a role in laying the foundations for children to become happy, healthy adults.”
Matt has previously been Kate and William's private photographer for Prince George's third and fifth birthdays, Prince Louis' Christening and the family's last Christmas card portrait.