Is Kate a fan of colouring in?

The Duchess of Cambridge is well known for love and interest in art.

Not only did she study History of Art at university in St.Andrews where she met Prince William, she is now a royal patron of the National Portrait Gallery as part of her role as the Duchess of Cambridge.

The Duchess of Cambridge stands with director of the National Portrait Gallery Nicholas Cullinan, and editor-in-chief of the British edition of Vogue, Alexandra Shulman, during a visit to the National Portrait Gallery in London, to view the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition and two photographic portraits of herself taken as part of a wider spread in British Vogue's centenary June issue.

She even made a special trip to the Mauritshuis gallery in Holland on her first official solo trip abroad to view some of her favourite paintings.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Mauritshuis director Emilie Gordenker at the Mauritshuis in The Hague where she visited an exhibition of 22 picture by Dutch artists loaned to the art gallery from the Royal Collection.

The Duchess of Cambridge with Mauritshuis director Emilie Gordenker at the Mauritshuis in The Hague where she visited an exhibition of 22 pictures by Dutch artists loaned to the art gallery from the Royal Collection.

As well as her royal duties, where the Duchess is always happy to get stuck in to arts and crafts at official events, Kate also enjoys arts such as photography and painting in her spare time.

NOT UK UNTIL 7TH AUG 2011 Mandatory Credit: Photo by Tim Rooke/REX/Shutterstock (1373268d) Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge visit Inner City Arts, Los Angeles, Royal Tour, California, America - 10 Jul 2011 Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge take part in a painting class.

We already knew that Kate had a keen eye for photography. The Duchess showed off her talent when she shared sweet pictures of Princess Charlotte that she snapped earlier this year. Adorable!

Princess-Charlotte

However, Prince William has now revealed that Kate also uses her love of art to wind down after a long or stressful day. Her hobby of choice? Colouring in!

Yes, the Duchess of Cambridge is also a fan of the hugely popular adult colouring books. The on-trend books rose to popularity thanks to their ability to reduce stress and calm the mind.

secret-garden-colouring-book

Speaking to Illustrator Johanna Basford, author of “colour therapy” book ‘Secret Garden’, the Duke divulged Kate’s passion for colouring.

“Prince William actually said that his wife likes to colour in the Secret Garden, which was really sweet” Johanna revealed.

Basford was picking up an OBE for services to art and entrepreneurship at Buckingham Palace.