June 6, 2023

The Princess of Wales marked World Bee Day on Saturday with an unbelievable new picture that noticed royal followers dub her the brand new “Queen Bee”. 

A photograph of Kate was shared on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ official Instagram account and noticed the Princess carrying a full beekeeping swimsuit with a protecting hat veil and Wellington boots. The royal appeared busy at work as she tended to a hive with a giant smile on her face. 

The caption on the publish learn: “We’re buzzing about #WorldBeeDay. Bees are a significant a part of our ecosystem and in the present day is a good alternative to boost consciousness of the important position bees and different pollinators play in retaining folks and the planet wholesome.” 

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Princess Kate appeared proper at residence tending to bees for World Bee Day

Royal followers have been fast to react, with many amazed at Kate’s seemingly countless listing of abilities. “Wow. Is there something the Princess cannot do?” A second stated: “Princess Catherine, a good looking Queen Bee.” A 3rd added: “Is there something that this girl cannot do? I do not suppose so.” A fourth wrote: “The Queen Bee herself.”

World Bee Day goals to boost consciousness of the threats confronted by bees, in addition to the contribution they make to sustainable growth. There are 4 beehives based mostly within the backyard of Buckingham Palace, positioned on the island in the course of the lake. There are additionally two beehives within the backyard of Clarence Home. 

Princess Kate playing the piano at Windsor Castle as part of Eurovision 2023's opening film sequence  © Alex Bramall
Princess Kate has many abilities and also can play the piano

The bees in each royal residences forage for nectar from the crops of their gardens. They produce over 300 jars of honey for the palaces’ kitchens over the season, sufficient to make them self-sufficient, and it was usually served in honey madeleines, as a filling for chocolate truffles, or in honey and cream sponge.

The royal household has an extended historical past of beekeeping. In 2020, when she was Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Camilla grew to become president of the charity Bees For Improvement which goals to cut back poverty and enhance biodiversity in additional than 50 nations by coaching beekeepers. 

queen camilla tasting honey bees for development party 2019© WPA Pool
Camilla is president of the charity Bees for Improvement

Camilla can be a eager apiarist and retains bees at Raymill, her six-bedroom retreat in Lacock, Wiltshire, 17 miles from the King’s Highgrove residence. King Charles can be identified to take pleasure in a drop of honey in his tea. 

Throughout a go to to Launceston, Cornwall, final summer time, Camilla met honey producers promoting jars within the city sq. and advised them she was a hands-on beekeeper and had solely misplaced one colony in the course of the earlier winter. 

Honey produced by Camilla’s bees is offered at Fortnum & Mason to boost funds for charity. This yr’s recipient is Nigeria’s first sexual assault referral centre, which the Queen helps as patron. She can be president of Bees for Improvement, a charity coaching beekeepers and defending bee habitats in additional than 50 nations.

See extra photographs of Princess Kate beneath.

princess kate gold jenny packham dress james bond premiere 2021© Getty Photos
Princess Kate made headlines within the gold Jenny Packham gown she wore to the James Bond premiere in 2021
Princess Kate is famously sporty - and competitive!© Max Mumby/Indigo
Princess Kate is famously sporty – and aggressive!
Prince William and Kate with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis at the jubilee© Getty Photos
Prince William and Kate with Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Princess Kate at the Order of the Garter in 2022
Princess Kate has additionally grow to be a method icon

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