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Kate Middleton shares the surprising game that George and Charlotte play for "hours".

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Growing up in the British Royal Family, we’re sure Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have no shortage of games or toys they can play, because is there really any better place to pretend to be kings and queens, than in the Buckingham Palace?

But according to Kate Middleton, the game that is keeping her eldest two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte,  occupied for hours is certainly not the one we were expecting.

In her first official event since maternity leave, the mother of three attended the Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden at Paddington Recreation Ground in London, to see the way inner-city children are learning about and engaging with nature.

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Kate Middleton appeared to be in high spirits in her first official event since maternity leave. Image via Getty.

The Duchess of Cambridge appeared to be in high spirits, spending time making leaf crowns and going on bug hunts with the young students.

Zoe Stroud, interim Head of Sayers Croft Forest School, revealed after the event that Kate Middleton often goes on spider hunts in her own garden with five year old Prince George and three year old Princess Charlotte.

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According to People, Stroud said: "She really gets what we are doing here and said she often takes her children on spider hunts in their garden, which they love. They can spend hours out there."

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Unfortunately the Duchess of Cambridge wasn't so successful in her hunts at the forest school, with Stroud adding, "she said the only mini beast she managed to find on the hunt was a slug! But she did see a frog under a log."

The teacher added that "she was lovely", which seemed evident when one of the young students asked her why they were taking photos of her, to which the royal replied: "They’re picturing you! You’re special.”

Perhaps Kate Middleton and Prince William need to take their family of five on a holiday to Australia, where we are sure her young kids will not be disappointed by the vast span of spider species our nation has to offer.

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