She’s channeling her inner Queen Bee.
A never-before-seen photo of Kate Middleton was released on Saturday in honor of World Bee Day – and it’s buzz-worthy.
In the picture, which was posted on the official Instagram page for the Prince and Princess of Wales, the royal is seen dressed up in a beekeeping suit and protective gear, tending to the honeybees.
She is looking lovingly at the bees she’s attending to.
“We are buzzing about #WorldBeeDay ,” the royals wrote in the caption of the photo.
“Bees are a vital part of our ecosystem and today is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy.”
The photo was taken by royal family photographer, Matt Porteous, last summer at Anmer Hall, which is part of their Sandringham Estate in England.
And, as it turns out, Middleton seems to be quite fond of beekeeping as a hobby.
In 2021, she made a visit to the Natural History Museum in London, where she met with local elementary school kids and learned about the museums Urban Nature Project, which focuses on biodiversity and teaching others about the environment.
But, while she was there, she brought the kids a special treat – a jar of homemade honey from Anmer Hall, according to Harpers Bazaar.
In a newly released photo, Kate Middleton is seen dressed up in a beekeeping suit. Instagram/princeandprincessofwales
“Would you like to try some?” she reportedly asked the kids during the visit, according to the outlet. “This came specially from my beehive.”
Middleton’s brother, James Middleton, has also opened up about his love for the creatures in the past, too.
“I have ten hives at Bucklebury & I’m fascinated by the little creatures,” Middleton’s brother wrote in an Instagram post in 2019, as he shared a carousel of photos of himself tending to the insects.
Beekeeping is something that Kate’s brother, James Middleton, enjoys. POOL/AFP via Getty Images
The photo was posted to Middleton and her husband, Prince William’s, official Instagram account. Getty Images
“From their waggle dance to the queen laying her own body weight in eggs a day… there‘s a lot to be said about these humble little creatures.”
He also likened the experience to a form of meditation.
“But that’s not it,” Middleton continued writing. “Bee keeping to me is a meditation it’s a chance to escape my mind and be so consumed by something that hours can pass by without knowing it.”
The Princess has taken part in her fair share of outdoor activities over the years. POOL/AFP via Getty Images
“Meditation is a wonderful tool to help with stress, anxiety, depression and doesn’t just need to be practiced sitting down!”
The new photo of Middleton comes just a few weeks after the historic coronation ceremony of King Charles, which took place on Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
The ceremony marked the official transfer of power to the new monarch after his mom, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away last September at the age of 96.
Together, Middleton and Prince William share three children. Getty Images
During a 2021 visit, she brought a jar of homemade honey to elementary school children. Getty Images
She had reigned for 70 years at the time of her death.
King Charles became the oldest king to be crowned at 74 years old.
Last week, King Charles and Queen Camilla made their first joint public appearance since the coronation, visiting Covent Garden in London.
They met with local community members and even made a trip to a craft market called The Apple Market.