George, Charlotte and Louis follow in Queen’s footsteps by becoming “passionate riders”

George, Charlotte and Louis follow in Queen's footsteps by becoming

The children of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have become ‘passionate riders’ and will follow the equestrian tradition of their great-grandmother, it has been reported.
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are now said to be trotting on their very first ponies.

Over the past few months, they are said to have honed their skills at home in Norfolk, where they have spent most of their time locked up.

The Queen also continued to ride her own horses throughout the lockdown.

The 94-year-old regularly rides in Windsor Park and has been an avid horse enthusiast and breeder of thoroughbred racehorses throughout her reign.

A young Prince William on his pony at Highgrove with Princess Diana

Windsor is said to be her favorite royal residence and she was pictured earlier on one of her ponies, a 14-year-old Fell Pony called Balmoral Fern.

Now the Times reports that George, 7, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 2, are all expected to join ‘Gan Gan’, as they call him, for walks in Windsor and Balmoral when the lockdown is eased this summer. .

The monarch is said to be closely interested in the progress of her great-grandchildren in the saddle.

Prince William is also said to be “delighted” for his children to take up the hobby, having learned to ride as a child from the Prince of Wales and the late Diana.

The Queen was pictured enjoying a ride during the lockdown

Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis
Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The Queen has long been known for her love of horses after having her first riding lesson at the age of three.

Previously, she selected eight special horses that she and her family loved to ride and watch, as well as five of the most memorable racehorses of all time that she raised and owned.

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Her choices included tributes in memory of her late father George VI with Aureole she inherited from the king, and the moment her daughter, Princess Anne, won the European Eventing Championships on Doublet – a high horse by His Majesty.

The head of state also chose the Racehorse Estimate which triumphed at the Ascot Gold Cup, making her the first monarch to win the trophy.


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