Royal Children’s Favorite Hobbies & Secret Talents Revealed: Discover the favorite interests of Princess Charlotte, Prince George, Archie Harrison, Princess Leonor and more royal children
That Royal family are a talented bunch, with several members who go on to become Olympians, best-selling authors and can speak multiple languages. We can’t help but wonder if this generation royal children will follow in their parents’ footsteps and which hobbies they could pursue later.
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Whether it’s ballet or badminton, soccer or the flute, engaging your kids in their favorite sports and hobbies is so important to their physical and mental well-being – and so much more Prince George, Princess Charlotte and young Mia Tindal love to explore their interests!
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Royal kids are just like our kids – they love to get outside and try new activities. From horseback riding to team sports to swimming, read on to discover these royal children’s favorite activities…
Little Charlotte seems to be quite an active kid interested in various sports. During her parents’ trip to Ireland Duchess Kate revealed that Charlotte has a passion for gymnastics.
“Charlotte is really into gymnastics, she does cartwheels, handstands, everything. It’s so good for their basic balance and coordination skills,” Kate said.
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Charlotte is also a keen horse rider and started riding when she was just 17 months old. In 2016, Kate met Paralympic gold medalist Natasha Baker.
Princess Charlotte is an avid ballerina
The princess has another favorite hobby – ballet. People previously reported that Charlotte had been taking weekly private ballet lessons at a south London dance school. Kate even took her daughter to see The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in central London.
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Young Prince George interested in music and learning to play the guitar!
During his parents’ visit to Ireland, the Duchess asked the band NØÖV: “When did you all start playing? It’s been so interesting to hear all the storytelling over the past few days. I wish we could have taken George and Charlotte, they would have loved it. And George is starting to learn the guitar.”
George likes to play tennis
George also plays sports and shares a love of tennis with his mother. William and Kate have set up a tennis court at their country home in Norfolk so they and their children can practice the game, and both George and Charlotte have lessons at the Hurlingham Club in London.
Kate previously revealed that George also hit a ball with his favorite tennis player Roger Federer. The Swiss tennis ace is a good friend of the Middleton family.
Like his sister, George enjoys horseback riding. A source tells HELLO! how Zara Tindall engaged: “William and Kate were dying for George to go horseback riding – it’s something all royals do and the whole family loves animals. But obviously he’s only small, so they didn’t want to put him on a big horse. They asked Zara if they could use one of their Shetland ponies and he could learn to ride one.”
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Prince George is quite an aspiring athlete, so it’s no wonder his younger brother Prince Louis beamed on his third birthday when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge allowed him to ride his new balance bike to his first day of school.
Biking is the perfect way for a youngster to keep fit and work on their balance – just don’t forget to start those stabilizers!
Prince Louis was thrilled with his new balance bike
The young prince also likes to get creative! Prince William and Kate shared a happy portrait to mark his second birthday, which showed the royal tot with paint on his hands as he created a rainbow image to pay tribute to the NHS.
It seems that the young British royals really love their ponies as Charlotte and George’s cousin Mia Tindal is also a fan. In 2019, Zara told the Australian magazine Now for love:
“Lena is in a small basket on the saddle, just a passenger. But we just bought Mia a new pony called Magic.”
Mike Tindall added: “Her cousins, Savannah and Isla, and Zara’s brother, Peter Phillips, all ride too and they ride together.”
Mia Tindall loves to go pony rides
Dad Mike also said he would like Mia to try and play tag rugby: “If I’m being completely honest I would really like Mia to play tag rugby because I think it’s fantastic for body awareness, athletic ability and just general all-around hand-eye coordination.”
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Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia
Princess Leonore16 years old, and her younger sister Infanta Sofia, 15 years old, are ski fans, just like their parents, Queen Letizia and King Felipe of Spain. The family is often photographed together on the slopes, all smiling and looking stylish in their ski gear.
Leonor and Sofia like to go skiing with their parents
Felipe is also a keen sailor and the four were photographed together on a boat in Mallorca so we wouldn’t be surprised if Leonor and Sofia took up the sport too.
Princess Catharina Amalia
maxima‘s daughter Princess Catharina-Amalia clearly takes after her mother, who as Queen of the Netherlands has a busy schedule.
Catharina-Amalia, whose official title is Princess of Orange, has attended Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet since 201. According to her official page on the Dutch royal family website, her hobbies include singing, horseback riding, hockey and playing the piano.
Catharina-Amalia likes to play hockey and sing
Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella
Princess Charlene of Monaco is a former Olympic swimmer, so it’s no surprise that her twins Jacques and Gabriella are athletic like mom.
Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella are swimming fans like their mother
In an interview with French magazine 2019 Point de VueCharlene revealed that she encourages her children to “exercise as much as possible. Jacques and Gabriella are very physically active – the fact that they learned to swim early, both for their safety and my peace of mind, was probably a contributing factor. We’ll see how that flavor evolves over the next two or three years. And which disciplines will have their preference”.
That Duke and Duchess of SussexHis firstborn may only be three years old, but the little boy has already started to develop his passions. , Father Harry has already started teaching Archie how to kick a ball.
In an interview with former rugby league player and coach Ellery Hanley, Harry said: “What I need are some mini rugby balls which I can then bring Archie into the game because it’s impossible to find any at the moment . but I’ve got a bit of space outside, which luckily we have, so I’ve got to get him to play a rugby league.”
Meghan Markle reads to son Archie on his first birthday
Young Archie also loves to read with mom Megan Markle. In an adorable video for his first birthday, Harry and Megan were seen reading Archie’s favorite book Duck! Rabbits!
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