Prince George and Princess Charlotte have found a special way to connect to the Queen, following in her footsteps and taking up the hobby she sadly had to give up.
- It seems the Queen’s great-grandchildren (opens in new tab) are following in her footsteps as they’re now reportedly avid horse-riders.
- This will be bittersweet news for Her Majesty as she has been forced to give it up over ongoing health concerns.
- This royal news (opens in new tab) comes after experts claimed Prince William’s bond with Harry is ‘unbreakable’ despite months of tension (opens in new tab).
Prince George and Princess Charlotte are following in their great-grandmother’s footsteps by taking up horse-riding.
According to the Mirror (opens in new tab), Prince William and Kate's eldest children have fallen in love with the Queen's favourite pastime, after "trotting about on their very first ponies (opens in new tab)" during the Covid-19 pandemic.
William is said to be "thrilled" about their newfound passion for riding, as he too learned when he was young.
The kids no doubt got in a lot of practice, after spending much of the Covid-19 lockdowns at their country home of Amner Hall in Norfolk.
This will be bittersweet news for the Queen, as after months of health issues, she has been forced to give up several of her hobbies, including horse riding and even walking her beloved corgis (opens in new tab).
Her Majesty was instructed by aides to ‘pace herself' (opens in new tab) after being pictured using both a walking stick (opens in new tab) and is now using a wheelchair much of the time (opens in new tab).
In 2021, a source told the Mirror (opens in new tab), “The Queen is sad she can not get out on her horse, which is one of her favorite pastimes, but she is resting and taking every precaution to get back to full fitness.”
Giving up riding will have been a major blow for the Queen, who has been riding since she was a child. However, she can now enjoy her hobby through her great-grandkids and watch them hone their skills!
It’s a passion that clearly runs in the royal family. In fact, Princess Anne and her daughter Zara Tindall (opens in new tab) have both competed in Olympic horse riding, with Anne being the first-ever royal to do so!
Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard Diploma in Journalism from the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, fashion, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life.
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