Thursday 8 December 2016

Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte's adorable new obsession

Published 23/10/2016 | 16:01

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
Prince George of Cambridge waves as he leaves from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Princess Charlotte waves prior to getting on a float plane as Britain's Royal family prepares to depart Victoria, British Columbia, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP)
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 1, 2016. Photo credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Victoria International Airport on September 24, 2016 in Victoria, Canada. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski-Pool/Getty Images)
Prince George of Cambridge presses his face against the window as he leaves from Victoria Harbour aboard a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada on October 1, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge, Prince William, Duke of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge talk to locals about mountain bikes on Montana mountain near Carcross during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 28, 2016 in Carcross, Canada.
The Duchess of Cambridge leaves the National Football Museum during a day of engagements in Manchester.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte depart from Victoria Harbour Airport in Victoria, Canada, on the eighth day of the Royal Tour to Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte leave from Victoria Harbour to board a sea-plane on the final day of their Royal Tour of Canada

It looks like Princess Charlotte is following in Queen Elizabeth's footsteps in more ways than one.

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The striking resemblance between the one-year-old daughter of Kate Middleton and Prince William and her great-grandmother was the subject of much fanfare during the royal Canada tour last month and now she's developed a similar love of animals as Britain's longest reigning monarch.

During a reception at Buckingham Palace earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed a group of Olympic athletes and equestrian gold medallist Natasha Baker revealed Charlotte's growing love of horses.

“I asked her how are the children, and she said George really enjoyed the fencing and Charlotte really enjoyed her riding. It obviously got to her and maybe she will be here in a few years time,” Baker revealed.

The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.
The Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte attend a ceremony to mark their departure at Victoria Harbour seaplane terminal in Victoria during the Royal Tour of Canada.

"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."

The Duchess added that her youngest would have loved to be at the reception, but would be "running riot" there.

Meanwhile, the young royals are reportedly keen to expand their growing family and have a younger sibling for George (three) and Charlotte (18 months) sooner rather than later.

In a recent profile by Vanity Fair, sources told the publication: “They want at least three kids and for them to be close in age.”

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.

The couple are based in their country estate Amner Hall and travel to their apartment at Kensington Palace for overnight stays and royal business in London, but intend on living there until they are called up to duty.

"It’s no secret that William doesn’t like the media intrusion into his life, and in the country he can escape,” a family friend told the mag.

“The Queen and the Prince of Wales have given their blessing for William to live this life, and William is very grateful. It’s enabling him and Kate to raise their family in a way that’s as close to ordinary as they can get.”

“William doesn’t want George and Charlotte going through some of the experiences he went through growing up. Everything he does regarding his family is very deliberate.”

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
Princess Charlotte of Cambridge at a children's party for Military families during the Royal Tour of Canada on September 29, 2016 in Victoria, Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a First Nation cultural welcome in Carcross, Canada, on the fifth day of the Royal Tour to Canada.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at a First Nation cultural welcome in Carcross, Canada, on the fifth day of the Royal Tour to Canada.

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