Princess Charlotte Takes After Great-Grandmother Queen Elizabeth by Learning to Horse Ride
And she started at just 18 months.
Princess Charlotte is only three-years-old, but she already has a plethora of talents. And following in the footsteps of her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Charlotte has apparently been embracing horse riding since she was only 18 months old.
According to Town & Country, Princess Charlotte’s love of horses began at an extremely young age, with her mother, Kate Middleton, encouraging her to learn to ride. At the time, back in October 2016, royal correspondent Victoria Murphy revealed to The Mirror that the Duchess of Cambridge had opened up to Paralympic Equestrian Natasha Baker, at a Buckingham Palace event honoring Olympians and Paralympians.
Paralympic Equestrian Baker also revealed, “I asked her how the children were and she said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding.” And that’s not all. Apparently Kate also “emphasized that Charlotte has this passion about horses and although she doesn’t echo it, she’ll do her best to champion and encourage it.” And it appears as though the little royal is continuing to develop her skill.
As Town & Country reports, Princess Charlotte has several role models within the royal family when it comes to horse riding. Both Princess Anne and Zara Tindall are avid equestrians, as is Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Charlotte’s father, Prince William, is often seen on horseback, especially as he regularly plays in polo matches.
It’s also worth noting that Prince George can ride a horse, with the Daily Mail reporting that the little prince was also encouraged from a very young age.
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