William and Kate reveal that Prince George's sporty new hobby is skiing

By Sharnaz Shahid

Prince George was destined to be athletic! The sporty Duchess of Cambridge revealed that her four-year-old son has started skiing while in Norway on the final day of the royal tour of Sweden and Norway. Kate and William paid a visit to the Holmenkollen ski jump on Friday (Feb. 2), where the expectant mother explained that last year her son started hitting the slopes. Bt his days in ski country started when George was two and the royal couple took their kids on vacation to the pretty Alpine village of Courchevel in the French Alps.

Cambridges ski trip family portrait
The royal family in the French Alps in 2016

It's known that the third-in-line to the British throne is also a huge tennis fan, taking after his mom on the tennis courts by playing at his family's home at Anmer Hall. Kate, an avid tennis fan, previously told retired player Greg Rusedski: "[George's] got a racket and he enjoys playing tennis." Kate, 36, recently revealed that George is learning how to play, but at his age, admitted he just "wants to whack a ball".

During a visit to the Lawn Tennis Association, Kate took part in drills with children and spoke to tennis coaches and players including Johanna Konta, Britain's No.1 tennis player. Kate asked LTA coach Sam Richardson for advice. He later revealed: "She says with George just being four he wants to whack a ball, so she was asking what sort of stuff should she be doing. They will struggle at that age to hit a ball. She said he's interested in it, but more in whacking the ball."

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