Princess Charlotte is following in the Queen’s footsteps as of now

And it’s lovely.

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And it’s lovely.

Princess Charlotte and the Queen have a lot in common - from their frequent making history as royal women to their signature sass, so it’s no surprise that the three-year-old is following in her great-grandmother’s footsteps.

But it’s not the Queen’s hatred of garlic or love of corgis that the miniature princess seems to be picking up, instead it’s the monarch’s favourite pastime, horse riding.

Horse riding is a traditional hobby for the Windsors and seems to go hand-in-hand with being a royal, with the Queen actually hosting the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Park each year.

Queen Royal Windsor Horse Show 1962

Queen Royal Windsor Horse Show 1962. REX
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From Prince Harry to Princess Anne, the royals share a love of equestrian sports, with Zara Tindall even winning a silver medal for showjumping at the Olympics.

And the latest royal to join the fold? Princess Charlotte, much to the Queen’s delight, we’re sure.

Equestrian Natasha Baker recalled the Duchess of Cambridge explaining how Charlotte had already started to ride, and we’re sure she’s a natural.

princess charlotte's first handshake

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‘I asked her how the children were, and she said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding which is great to hear,’ Natasha explained. ‘And I said we may see her here on a line-up in 20 years' time.’

Going on to describe Kate’s reaction, Natasha recalled: ‘She emphasised that Charlotte has this passion for horses and although she doesn't echo it, she'll do her best to champion and encourage it.’

Well this is sure to make the Queen and Princess Charlotte even closer!

Jenny Proudfoot
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