Kate Middleton Reveals Her Fave Adult Colouring Book (And The 7 Others We're Obsessed With)

Kate Middleton Reveals Her Fave Adult Colouring Book (And The 7 Others We're Obsessed With)

As Prince William reveals Kate's fave past-time is her Secret Garden colouring book, we check out the best adult colouring books...

When Kate Middleton gives your latest extra-curricular hobby the royal seal of approval you know you're on the right track for how you're spending your spare time.  No K-Mids hasn't taken up disco yoga, she's joined our club of colouring book obsessives. Yup, revealing his wife loves Johanna Basford's amazingly beautiful (and ridiculously addictive) Secret Garden book, £6.63,  HRH Prince Wills inspired us to get our colouring on all over again. Never one to let a trend pass us by, InStyle Beauty Editor George Driver has already completed her first Secret Garden work of art (check it out below).

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A super popular mindfulness tool for adults who are overwhelmed with modern life (not that we're saying royal life isn't totally chill), colouring books are the easiest way to relax, stop checking emails and do something that doesn't involve looking at a screen for once. Oh, and it's really fun. Well there's a reason all the kids are doing it.

Getting an ever so slightly raunchy adult overhail, bodice-ripping publisher Mills & Boon celebrated 100 years of iconic covers with its first-ever colouring book, The Art of Romance, £9.99. Charting the history of romance throughout the 20th century, fans can colour in 47 vintage cover illustrations – from the birth of a royal baby, to the swinging sixties and even the rise of the nineties rom-com. We wonder if K-Mids would approve...

So who says colouring books are just for kids? If it's good enough for royalty, it's good enough for us. Check out our round up of the best adult colouring books you need to get your crayons on...

1. For the person with anger management issues try...

The Passive Aggressive Colouring Book (For People Who Just Don't Get The Whole Calm Thing) By Charlotte Farmer, £6.29

With captions like 'what have you left on?' alongside an array of everyday kitchen appliances, this might not be the most calming of exercises but it still gets our vote. 'Flatpack furniture fail' is a particular fave. Let's face it - we've all been there.

2. For your ex-boyfriend try...

Where's Wally? The Ultimate Colouring Challenge! By Martine Handford, £7.19

Sometimes pictures speak louder than words, right?

3. For your best mate with the filthy mouth try...

Swear Word Colouring Book: Hilarious (And Disturbing) By Swear Word Colouring Book Group and Outrageous Katie, £5.52

Because colouring in the word 'a***hole' will always be better than calling your boss one - and getting fired.

4.For anyone with a pulse try...

Colour Me Good Ryan Gosling By Mel. S Elliot, £7.50

Closely followed by Colour Me Good Benedict Cumberbatch...and Colour Me Good Tom Hiddleston...George Clooney...James Franco...DANIEL CRAIG (we'll stop now)

5. For insomniacs try...

The Can't Sleep Colouring Book, £9.99

If counting sheep doesn't work at three in the morning - why not try colouring them in instead?

6. For the celebrity obsessive try…

Modern Lovers: The Relationship Goals Coloring Book

Kimye, Beyonce and Jay Z and Neil Patrick Harris all feature in this loved-up colouring book, where you can shade in your favourite A-list couples.  

7. For your style-obsessed sister try…

Matthew Williamson: Fashion, Print & Colouring Book

If there’s one designer we dreamed would be turn his hand to creating an adult colouring book, it’s Matthew Williamson. His gorgeous designs will help us while away the hours, even if we can’t get our hands on his catwalk creations. 

 
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