Kate Middleton reveals that Princess Charlotte loves to dance, just like Diana

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Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde

Prince William and Kate Middleton’s tiny toddlers, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, might be under five but they are already fiercely talented. While Prince George is getting ready for his first day of school next week, and learning languages in his spare time (yes, really), it seems that Princess Charlotte also has a fun hobby to boast.

The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed that, much like her late grandmother, Princess Diana, the little royal ‘absolutely loves to dance’. Kate was visiting Diana’s memorial garden at Kensington Palace alongside Prince William and Prince Harry when she reportedly told English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo about Diana and Princess Charlotte’s shared interest in dancing.

‘[Charlotte] absolutely loves it,’ Kate said, before recalling what a ‘fantastic’ dancer Diana was.

‘She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.’

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Credit: Reg Wilson/REX – Princess Diana dancing with Wayne Sleep in 1985

When Kate and William were invited to the English National Ballet’s ‘My First Ballet’ programme, William agreed that the family would attend: ‘We will definitely have to come.’

The Princes were visiting the Princess Diana White Garden to pay tribute to their late mother, was was tragically killed in a car accident twenty years ago.

Along with Kate, the brothers also met with various charities that Diana supported, such as the National Aids Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital and the Leprosy Mission.

Talking earlier this year about their plans to honour their mother, Prince William and Harry said: ‘It has been 20 years since our mother’s death and the time is right to recognise her positive impact in the UK and around the world with a permanent statue.

‘Our mother touched so many lives. We hope the statue will help all those who visit Kensington Palace to reflect on her life and her legacy.’

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