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Kate Middleton excluded from important Royal Family tradition, no matter how high her rank becomes. Why future Queen will never be able to take part in one of the Royal Family's most beloved traditions.
- Kate Middleton excluded from a very royal interest, horse riding, as she previously admitted she's allergic to horses.
- The enthusiastic, sport mad Duchess is unable to take part in any of the horse-based activities enjoyed by fellow members of the firm.
- In other Royal news, Prince Andrew 'strangled' by Fergie in unearthed photo from their 'fairytale' marriage
Although it's been said that Kate Middleton 'holds future of the monarchy in her hands,' and some see her as the hardest working royal, she'll never be able to take part in any horse-based activities as she's allergic to the four-legged beasts!
The revelation came when she spoke to Australian author Kathy Lette during a polo match. When the author asked the Duchess why she didn't choose to partake in the sport she admitted, "I'm allergic to horses."
It transpired that during a trip to Santa Barbara, long before Harry and Meghan moved to their Santa Barbara ‘family’ home, the royal revealed how she manages to attend polo events.
According to Clarisa Ru, wife of Santa Barbara Polo Club president Wesley Ru, who spoke to PEOPLE (opens in new tab)back in 2011—Kate has been trying to overcome her allergy.
“I got a chance to have a conversation with Kate,” Ru told PEOPLE. “I asked if she was into polo before she met William. She said no. But she’s been riding horses for a while and she hopes to play polo one day. She said ‘I’m actually allergic to them, but the more time one spends with them the less allergic you become.’ ”
The strange thing about these accounts is that the same year these claims were made, a rep for the Cambridges, told E! News (opens in new tab), "The Duchess is not allergic to horses. This rumor has been around for a while but is not true."
So 'neigh'-sayers be damned—the Duchess could get involved if she wanted to.
Aoife is Junior News Editor at woman&home.
She's an Irish journalist and writer with a background in creative writing, comedy, and TV production.
Formerly Aoife was a contributing writer at Bustle and her words can be found in the Metro, Huffpost, Delicious, Imperica, EVOKE and her poetry features in the Queer Life, Queer Love anthology.
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