Kate Middleton reveals new hobby

The Duchess of Cambridge has taken up a new country pursuit - but what is it?

Kate Middleton
Kate Middleton
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The Duchess of Cambridge has taken up a new country pursuit - but what is it?

Kate Middleton spilled the beans on one her favourite hobbies during an official outing last week - and it's not quite what we expected.

Far from hunting out fabulous fashion finds or indulging in beauty treatments, one of the Duchess of Cambridge's favourite passtimes is growing potatoes.


During her visit to Newcastle, Kate was given a tour of Elswick Park by gardener Emma Hughes.

And as she admired the open space, the Duchess admitted she loves nothing more than gardening herself.

'She [Kate] grows her own potatoes in sacks,' Emma revealed after meeting Kate Middleton.

'We were digging the potatoes and she was asking about it. She said ours were bigger. She said she only got small ones this year.'

Last year it was reported Kate likes to make her own jam, with insiders revealing she gave individually labelled jars to the royal family last christmas.

'Kate knows the Queen likes high-tech gadgets, but William has told her to keep it simple and give something like homemade jam,' one insider told Ok! Magazine last year.

'The royals regard expensive gifts as vulgar and not in keeping with the true spirit of Christmas.'

We wonder what she'll be whipping up this year!

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