Kate Middleton reveals Princess Charlotte's adorable new obsession
It looks like Princess Charlotte is following in Queen Elizabeth's footsteps in more ways than one.
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.
"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.”
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.”