Kate Middleton reveals the labouring chore Prince George does in the school holidays

Kate Middleton and Prince George
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Kate Middleton has revealed the countryside chore that Prince George takes on during the Cambridge family's trips to Amner Hall. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a local goat farm that has produced milk and cheese for the surrounding community for almost 20 years during their official visit to Wales this week.

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And as Prince William asked farm owners Gary and Jess Yeomans about a robot silage sweeper which was being kept in one of their barns, Gary explained that they used it to move feed, which prompted Kate to reveal, "That was George's job at half term—moving feed.”

Unfortunately for the youngster, the Cambridge's aren't so hi-tech when it comes to doing basic farm jobs around their land and instead of having a machine, Prince George uses his little hands.

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Prince George, eight, goes to St Thomas' school in Battersea with his sister Princess Charlotte, six, and their youngest brother Prince Louis attends nursery.

The family split their time between their Kensington Palace home in London and Anmer Hall on the Queen's Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

And it's at Anmer Hall where they have much more land to tend to, with Prince William admitting that they are currently testing out agroforestry on their own property, planting crops between rows of trees as the forest helps produce healthier soil and higher yields, as well as providing a home for wildlife.

Kate, who married Prince William back in 2011, revealed that she recently discovered that she is the descendent of goat farmers. “I was looking into my ancestry and there was someone who was a rare breed goat farmer,” she explained.

“I will have to find out which one it was. It was just after the First World War.”


Prince George joined his mum and dad for the England vs Wales rugby match at the weekend where he showed he had inherited a very specific trait from his dad, and he revealed that moving feed isn't his only activity.

He has a sporty side too and has just started learning how to tackle in rugby.

Kate Middleton and Prince George

Britain's Prince George of Cambridge (L) talks to his mother Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge as they attend the Six Nations international rugby union match between England and Wales at Twickenham Stadium, west London, on February 26, 2022. (Photo by Adrian DENNIS / AFP) (Photo by ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Prince George turned to his mum and said, “But I haven't tackled you yet!” The Duchess, who is the new patron of the Rugby Union Football league and  the Rugby Football Union laughed in reply, insisting, “Yes, you have!”

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)