The adult coloring books craze has taken hold of royalty. The news today is that Kate Middleton’s current favorite hobby involves the adult-designed books. Prince William revealed it when he presented illustrator Johanna Basford an Order of the British Empire at Buckingham Palace.
Kate, 34, specifically likes Secret Garden: an Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book, a lovely coloring book featuring delicate and highly detailed pen-and-ink illustrations. The work has become one of the illustrator’s bestselling works, selling over a million copies.
Completing adult coloring books has evolved from a novel hobby into a full-on trend. Researchers have cited that art therapy like working on adult coloring books can be an alternative to meditation.
Kate Middleton’s Fascination With Adult Coloring Books Expected to Have Ripple Effects
Adult coloring books can be linked to, or aligned with, a cause that is close to the heart of the Duchess of Cambridge. The news today is that it is mental health. Kate Middleton, Prince William and Prince Harry have been supporting activities aimed at increasing awareness of the importance of mental health.
Artistic activities like coloring books are not only a form of personal expression but also a way of taking the mind away from emotional conflicts, managing behavioral problems including addictions, easing stress and anxiety, and improving self-esteem. Doing adult coloring books, as many people can attest to, can promote relaxation and mindfulness.
Basford, who dwells in Scotland, shared her thoughts about the recent development, stating that she thinks “we’ve just seen the colouring community flourish.” The Duchess, as well as the royal children, have made fashion pieces soar in sales after they were photographed wearing them.
It will not come as a surprise if the awarded illustrator gets news today or tomorrow of a sales boom for her old and new adult coloring books. In any case, Prince William seems pleased to see Kate Middleton getting in touch with her inner child and taking a momentary break from the whirl of royal engagements through a helpful hobby.
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