It looks like Princess Charlotte might have a future as an Olympian one day. While at a reception for Team GB and Paralympic medalists on Tuesday (Oct. 18), Kate revealed that her 17-month-old daughter has taken an interest in equestrianism.
While talking to equestrian triple-gold medalist Natasha Baker at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess of Cambridge admitted that her little girl has a “passion” for horses.
After chatting with the 34-year-old royal, Natasha revealed, “[The duchess] said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding which is great to hear, and I said we may see her here on a line-up in 20 years time.”
Though Charlotte fancies horseback riding, her mother doesn’t share the same interest — but that’s not to say she won’t support her daughter. “[Kate] 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,” Natasha said.
Prince William’s wife noted that their daughter “would have loved” to have been at the reception but “she'd be running riot.” No doubt the little equestrian-in-the-making was at home with big brother Prince George, who is a fan of another sport: fencing. Kate said, “George is fascinated by fencing, but I think that's because of the face shields.”
While he might not have a sword to practice with just yet, the little prince is currently swinging around a stick at home, learning a new sport with the help of his mom. Field Hockey Player Alexandra Danson revealed, "[Kate] said George has picked up a polo stick and she's trying to show him to use it as a hockey stick."
While at the event, the mom of two proved yet again that she’s a gold winner when it comes to fashion. Kate stepped out for the reception sporting a poppy-printed silk dress by Alexander McQueen. The Duchess was joined by her husband along with a number of royal family members for the evening honoring athletes from the 2016 Rio Games.