The Real Reason Catherine Duchess of Cambridge Doesn’t Ride Horses

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Prince William and Prince Harry often ride horses in polo matches, Queen Elizabeth II knows her way around the stallions, and royal Zara Tindall is an Olympic equestrian. But Duchess Kate has never been found on top of a horse.

Kate is just not one for horseplay in the way that other members of the royal family are.

There have been rumors for years that she is allergic to horses, but a royals expert says that’s not why she doesn’t ride. The reason that Kate doesn’t ride is because it’s not a part of the way she grew up.

Harry and Kate took turns waving a giant Heads Together foam hand with pointing finger as runners did a double-take when they recognized them Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Harry and Kate took turns waving a giant Heads Together foam hand with pointing finger as runners did a double-take when they recognized them Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Marcia Moody, the author of “Kate: A Biography,” told Town & Country, “Kate doesn’t ride, purely because she didn’t do it growing up. William and Harry were taught from an early age, but the only time they ride now is for polo – they don’t go off on hacks like the Queen always has.”

Kate supposedly wants to learn though.

Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all started the race together by pushing the red button
Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all started the race together by pushing the red button

The Daily Telegraph said that Kate told Paralympic medalist Lee Pearson at a Buckingham Palace reception in 2012 that she had taken up the sport.

“Kate said she’s learning to ride so I offered to give her some lessons,” the Paralympic winner said. “She held my medals and said how heavy they were, and asked if me if I’d been riding all my life.”

Kate and Will’s kids, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, are also getting accustomed to life on the ponies. Last year, Kate spoke to equestrian gold medallist Natasha Baker at a reception at Buckingham Palace and spoke of her kids’ riding abilities.

Prince Harry Even friends of mine who never text me have messaged me to say what a fantastic week we’ve had Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Harry Even friends of mine who never text me have messaged me to say what a fantastic week we’ve had Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

“I asked her how the children were, and she said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding which is great to hear, and I said we may see her here on a line-up in 20 years time,” Natasha told Horse & Hound. “She 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.”

George, 3, apparently began riding when he was two years old. A source told the Daily Mail, “William and Kate were keen to get George on a horse once he was walking confidently. George loved his first ride – he was led around a paddock on a rein and shrieked with delight. William and Kate were both there to watch.”

Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all started the race together by pushing the red button
Prince William, Catherine Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry all started the race together by pushing the red button

Source: wonderwall com

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