The Duchess of Cambridge has released a photo of her daughter Princess Charlotte smelling a bluebell.
The photo was taken by the duchess at the family’s home in Norfolk in spring last year and was released after Kate spoke on a podcast about being a mother.
The photo of four-year-old Charlotte was mentioned when she was asked what parts of her childhood she wanted to give her children.
She told the Happy Mum Happy Baby podcast: “I’ve got this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell, and really for me, it’s moments like that much so to me as a parent.
“And I try every day to put moments like that in, even if they’re small or even if I don’t have time – but that in an ideal world is what I would like to do.”
Kate said that she felt “really passionate” about children spending time outside.
She added: “As children we spent an awful lot of time outside and it’s something I’m really passionate about.
“It’s so great for physical well-being and also mental well-being and actually really laying those foundations.
” It’s also a really great environment to spend time building those quality relationships without the distractions. “
The duchess, also mother to Prince George and Prince Louis, described herself as a” hands-on mum “but said she often felt she had fallen short of expectations.