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Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

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Princess Charlotte loves archery and soccer.

On Thursday, May 2, Princess Charlotte, daughter of Prince William of Wales and Princess Catherine of Wales, celebrates her ninth birthday. The young lady, according to her father, spoke fluent Spanish at the age of two, loved watching tennis and horse racing... And what is she interested in now? Did she adopt any of the hobbies from her parents, great-grandmother Elizabeth II and other relatives?

In the OBOZ.UA article in honor of Princess Charlotte's birthday (Lottie for short), we decided to tell you about her talents. Some of them will surprise you! It's not for nothing that her peers gave her a funny nickname in kindergarten - "The Queen of Wars". It fits Charlotte's lively personality, which seems to be more active than her brothers (George and Louis).

She plays the piano and sings

Princess Catherine of Wales has repeatedly stunned audiences with her skillful keyboard playing. Just remember her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest 2023! Back then, Kate performed a small excerpt from Stefania by the Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra on the piano. A lesser-known fact: as a child, Middleton loved to sing on stage. So, in 2019, one of the archival videos of her performance appeared online. In the video, the girl plays the role and sings Eliza Doolittle's song Wouldn't it be Loverly from the famous musical My Fair Lady – she does a great job with acting and singing.

It seems that Charlotte's love of music has been passed on to her! The girl, like her mother, is a piano enthusiast. She also loves singing: she doesn't do it professionally at the moment, but she sings every song with her heart. She especially likes the 1987 British anthem Shine Jesus Shine. This was reported by the Daily Mail.

Interesting fact! In 2023, Kate Middleton visited the Vsi Razom Community Hub in Bracknell to help refugees from Ukraine. She struck up a conversation with a girl named Lisa: "This morning I heard my daughter singing Shine Jesus Shine. And it made me happy!" The caller said she knew the tune and had heard it in Ukraine. Kate was surprised: "You know this song? Does it have the same melody? I'll look for it in Ukrainian."

Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

Takes up horseback riding

Elizabeth II became interested in horseback riding at the age of 4! Of course, a little girl would not be able to sit on a tall horse. So, her parents gave her a pony... Later, she became a queen and inherited from her mother a whole stable of horses trained for steeplechase (a type of distance horse race in which competitors must overcome various obstacles). Since then, racing has become one of her main hobbies!

Elizabeth II's great-granddaughter, Lottie, also fell in love with horseback riding at a young age. She first got on a pony at almost 2 years old, and at 7 she received a "dwarf horse" as a gift from her mom and dad. Now she often improves her skills on the grounds of the Cambridge estate in Norfolk. What's more, she not only rides, but also helps the grooms take care of the animals.

Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

She loves dancing and gymnastics

Like her late grandmother, Princess Diana, Charlotte loves to dance. The girl attends a dance school in South London, where she takes ballet and tap classes every week. She began to hone her movements especially diligently after attending a rehearsal of the Nutcracker ballet with her mother.

In addition, in 2020, during the royal tour to Ireland, Kate Middleton told Entertainment Daily about another of her daughter's hobbies: "Charlotte loves gymnastics. She does cartwheels, handstands, and the like. It's good for developing her basic skills – balance and coordination." To keep her enthusiasm alive, Kate and William take Charlotte to see performances by the legendary Cirque du Soleil.

Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

Good at archery and soccer

In 2023, at the Big Help Out event in Slough, Charlotte demonstrated her archery skills. She frowned slightly as she focused on the target and hit the bull's eye on the first try (surpassing her brothers' results!). By the way, her parents are very good at this sport.

Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

It is also known that Lottie, as a true Englishwoman, loves to play soccer! "Charlotte wants me to tell you that she is really good in goal, I think she will become a real star in the future. I promised to pass on her words," Prince William told the Daily Mail.

Ponyback riding, archery and other hobbies that Princess Charlotte took over from Kate Middleton, Elizabeth II and more

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