Yesterday, November 29, Prince William was in charge of doing the investitures at Buckingham Palace, at which William told one woman that Kate Middleton likes to color in coloring book for adults.
Johanna Basford, a Scottish illustrator who has published several adult coloring books, picked up an OBE for services to art and entrepreneurship from William. Afterwards, Basford said:
“I think we’ve just seen the colouring community flourish. And Prince William actually said that his wife likes to colour in the Secret Garden, which was really sweet. I think people are just craving a digital detox.”
FYI Secret Garden was Basford’s first adult coloring book, published in 2013.
My first thought was to make a joke of “Oh, so this is what Kate does with all her free time”, but on second thought I think this is probably another instance of William saying he/Kate/his kids are into whatever the person he’s talking to is into, which is something he and Kate do all the time. So who knows if Kate actually does color for fun in adult coloring books.