Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis learn to ride a pony

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Just like Gan-Gan! Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis follow in the Queen’s footsteps as they ‘learn to ride their first ponies with their great-grandmother before summer’

  • Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis have ridden ponies
  • Cambridge children perfected their skills at home in Norfolk
  • Queen, 94, got a Shetland pony named Peggy for her fourth birthday

It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s three children took inspiration from their great-grandmother, the Queen, after spending a lot of time perfecting their riding skills on their first ponies.

Prince George, seven, Princess Charlotte, five, and Prince Louis, who turns three next month, have followed in Her Majesty’s footsteps and have become ardent horsemen, according to The times

The trio, who have honed their skills on their own ponies while spending time at Anmer Hall, their Norfolk mansion, will be wonderful companions for the Queen, 94, who has been riding since she was just four years old.

They are expected to spend time with the monarch, affectionately known as ‘Gan Gan’, in Windsor and Balmoral this summer, when the lockdown eases. She is said to have a keen interest in her great-grandchildren’s progression into the saddle.

Charlotte, five, Louis, two, and George, seven, (pictured) have reportedly become avid pony riders during lockdown

Charlotte, five, Louis, two, and George, seven, (pictured) have reportedly become avid pony riders during lockdown

The Cambridge kids could become riding partners for the queen, 94, (pictured) who has been riding since 1930

The Cambridge kids could become riding partners for the queen, 94, (pictured) who has been riding since 1930

The Cambridge kids could become riding partners for the queen, 94, (pictured) who has been riding since 1930

Prince William was given a Shetland pony at the age of four and is said to be 'thrilled' that his children are embracing the hobby.  Pictured: Prince William with the late Diana in Highgrove

Prince William was given a Shetland pony at the age of four and is said to be 'thrilled' that his children are embracing the hobby.  Pictured: Prince William with the late Diana in Highgrove

Prince William was given a Shetland pony at the age of four and is said to be ‘thrilled’ that his children are embracing the hobby. Pictured: Prince William with the late Diana in Highgrove

It is believed that the monarch took a special interest in the advancement of her great-grandchildren and that their parents would also like them to learn to ride and help take care of the ponies.

George looked comfortable in the saddle on the Cambridge tour of Canada in 2016 and it was reported that he had had riding lessons on a Shetland pony from Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall.

This brought back memories of Prince William learning to drive as a child, having been given a Shetland named Smokey at the age of four.

Princess Charlotte, who had a unicorn charm on her satchel on her first day of school at Thomas’s school in South West London, started teaching when she was just 17 months old, with Kate saying she was the three-time gold medalist of equestrian sports Natasha Baker. way to the Olympics.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would like their son to continue to learn to ride.  Pictured: Prince George driving in Canada in 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would like their son to continue to learn to ride.  Pictured: Prince George driving in Canada in 2016

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge would like their son to continue to learn to ride. Pictured: Prince George driving in Canada in 2016

Prince Charles with the Princess of Wales and sons Prince Harry and Prince William at Balmoral in August 1988

Prince Charles with the Princess of Wales and sons Prince Harry and Prince William at Balmoral in August 1988

Prince Charles with the Princess of Wales and sons Prince Harry and Prince William at Balmoral in August 1988

Baker previously said, ‘I asked her how the kids were doing, and she said Charlotte really enjoys her riding, which is great to hear, and I said we can see her in a lineup here in 20 years’ time. .

“She stressed that Charlotte has this passion for horses and while she doesn’t echo it, she will do her best to defend and encourage it.”

The children’s increased interest in riding ponies in recent months may have helped them cope with the loss of their cocker spaniel Lupo who died in November.

Prince William is said to be ‘thrilled’ that his children are embracing the hobby, having learned how to ride as a child by the Prince of Wales and the late Diana in Highgrove.

Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall (pictured at the 2012 Olympics) reportedly lent the family a Shetland pony for George's lessons

Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall (pictured at the 2012 Olympics) reportedly lent the family a Shetland pony for George's lessons

Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall (pictured at the 2012 Olympics) reportedly lent the family a Shetland pony for George’s lessons

This follows the royal tradition of the Queen gifting a Shetland pony named Peggy for her fourth birthday, as well as the Princess Royal and her daughter Zara Tindall who won equestrian medals for their riding skills.

In 2012, Zara became the first royal to win an Olympic medal when she won silver in a competition in London.

The Duchess of Cornwall also shares the family’s love of horses and has chaired the Ebony Horse Club in Brixton since 2009.

The Queen has been spotted riding horses in the grounds of Windsor Castle for the past few months.

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