Princess Charlotte Has Taken Up One of Queen Elizabeth's Favorite Hobbies

Princess Charlotte has reportedly taken up horseback riding. Riding is also a favorite hobby of Charlotte's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and her older brother, Prince George.

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In case you need another reason to be jealous of a toddler, Princess Charlotte, three-year-old human, has officially taken up one of Queen Elizabeth's favorite hobbies. The young royal has started horseback riding, Town & Country reports.

The Queen, who is 92 now, still rides regularly, and has been an avid rider for years.

Just imagine Elizabeth and Charlotte sharing this loving look on horseback:

Trooping The Colour 2016

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And here are a few pictures of Elizabeth riding back when her official title was still "princess."

Princess Elizabeth on horseback, Windsor Great Park, 1935, (1937).

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King George VI. of England (m.) with Pincess Elizabeth (r.) and Princess Margaret (l.) at Windsor Great Park. Photograph. April 21th 1938. (Photo by Imagno/Getty Images) König George VI. von England (M.) mit den Prinzessinen Elisabeth (r.) und Margaret (

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Princess On Horseback

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Riding is a favorite hobby among royals in general. Charlotte's big brother, Prince George, reportedly took up the sport at an even younger age—two.

"William and Kate were keen to get George on a horse once he was walking confidently," a source told the Daily Mail of the young prince in December 2015. "George loved his first ride–he was led around a paddock on a rein and shrieked with delight. William and Kate were both there to watch."

Others close to the royals have shared stories of Charlotte's love for riding.

Natasha Baker, a decorated Paralympic Equestrian, got a chance to speak with Kate Middleton during an event with honoring Olympians and Paralympians at Buckingham Palace. During the conversation, Charlotte's love for horseback riding came up.

"I asked her how the children were, and she said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding which is great to hear," Nastasha said of the chat, according to The Mirror. "She emphasized that Charlotte has this passion for horses and although she doesn’t echo it, she’ll do her best to champion and encourage it."

Time for a great-grandma, great-grandkid riding lesson—with pictures, please.

Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.