Princess Charlotte is a keen dancer thanks to an introduction at the Royal Opera House. Plus, it's in her blood!
Princess Charlotte is lucky enough to have a lot of hobbies under her belt, despite being just three-years-old, and mum Kate can’t help but make new revelations about her children during royal engagements.
She recently spoke about Prince George’s new favourite subject at school and described how jealous George and Charlotte would be that the children she was with were learning outside of the classroom.
During a visit to the Royal Opera House this week, the mum-of-three confirmed that her only daughter still has a keen interest in ballet and it’s thanks to a ‘little introduction’ the staff were able to arrange.
Kate thanked the staff once again and added that her ‘lucky’ daughter had been ‘ever so keen’ to continue with the art since her introduction.
Kate watched a rehearsal of Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House yesterday (16 January), where she thanked staff for Charlotte’s introduction
This isn’t the first time that Kate has spoken about Charlotte’s love for dance and it seems her little girl’s passion could stem far further back than her Royal Opera House introduction – it’s in her blood!
They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, and the old adage seems to have proven very true when it comes to the adorable Princess Charlotte.
Kate first revealed Charlotte was taking dance classes while accompanying William and Harry in a visit to Princess Diana’s memorial garden in London back in 2017, where many floral tributes were left to mark the 20th anniversary of the royal’s death.
The proud mum shared the news as she met with various representatives from charities that Princess Diana supported before her death, adding that ‘she absolutely loves it’.
The little royal is following in her grandmother’s footsteps
Charlotte, who inherited her middle name from her dad’s mum, might have also inherited her paternal grandmother’s talent and passion for dance, as Diana was known to love dancing and even took ballet lessons.
The royal also helped fundraise for dance companies, and representatives paying tribute yesterday included English National Ballet (ENB) director Tamara Rojo, who told Prince William and Prince Harry their mum’s fundraising efforts helped stage many popular productions.
Diana’s passion for dance was also mentioned by Prince William, who said: ‘We’ve got plenty of pictures. I remember her showing me ballet shoes she had been given and she was so proud of them.’
‘She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.’
Diana danced with Grease star Travolta in 1985
Diana’s talent for dance was also noticed by Hollywood royalty. John Travolta, who danced with Princess Diana in 1985 during President Reagan’s White House gala, recalls the moment as ‘one of the highlights’ of his life.
In 2014, he told The Telegraph that he wasn’t nervous ‘because I’d seen her dance with Charles beforehand so I knew that she was strong. But she looked like she was leading and because I knew that the world was watching I thought that I really needed to give her certainty that I knew what to do.
‘I put my hand in the middle of her back, brought her hand down so that it wouldn’t be so high and gave her the confidence that we would do just fine.’
Fingers crossed we’ll get a glimpse of Princess Charlotte’s talent soon!