Cambridge children in their grandmother’s footsteps. According to information shared by the British Times, the children of Prince William and Kate Middleton would have developed a passion for horseback riding. Confined to Anmer Hall, their Norfolk County home since the first national lockdown, decreed on March 23, 2020 in the United Kingdom, George, Charlotte and Louis have made a habit of riding ponies every day. The three heirs would take great pleasure in playing the sport, in which Charlotte had already shown interest since enrolling at Thomas’s Battersea School in London in 2019.
Also according to the Times, Queen Elizabeth II would be “delighted” to see her grandchildren follow in her footsteps. Although entrenched in Windsor Castle, about 200 kilometers from the confinement of William’s children, the Sovereign would closely follow the progress of George, Louis and Charlotte as horsemen. An interest far from surprising, the Queen of England having never concealed her own passion for equestrianism and Fell ponies. “Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has always loved horses and has inspired millions of people around the world,” declared the Fédération Equestre Internationale in 2014. “She is a woman of horses, who rides as soon as her schedule does. allows, and his knowledge of breeding and pedigrees is incredible “.
A long-standing passion for Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II developed a passion for horseback riding at the age of three and received her first pony, a Shetland mare donated by her grandfather King George V, at the age of four . Throughout her life, she had a great passion for the pedigree of equines and for horse racing. She has her own racing stable, and her own animals have reportedly brought her 7.77 million pounds sterling (about 8.7 million euros) in thirty years, according to figures revealed in 2020. In Windsor, the monarch continues to regularly ride his Fell breed ponies.
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