Prince George and Princess Charlotte are taking after the Queen with their new hobby

It looks like the Cambridge children have an adorable new pastime!

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and Prince George of Cambridge attend the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank at St George's Chapel on October 12, 2018 in Windsor, England
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Prince George and Princess Charlotte have reportedly taken up one of the Queen's favourite hobbies.

The Times has reported that over the last few months all three of Prince William and Duchess Catherine's children have been learning to ride at the Cambridges' family home in Norfolk. 

Horse riding is big in the royal family, so it's no surprise that Her Majesty's great grandchildren are following in her footsteps.

The Queen has ridden horses for almost her entire life, and has continued to enjoy doing so during lockdown. An insider told Vanity Fair last May that the monarch was "making the most of the time" by "riding out every day".

According to the publication, George, Charlotte and Louis have "been keen on having their own ponies for some time", while George has previously taken lessons on a pony that once belonged to Zara Tindall. Royal fans will know that she and her mother, Princess Anne, have both represented Great Britain in the sport at the Olympics. 

Prince William is also reportedly "thrilled" at his children's interest in riding, as both he and his brother Prince Harry learned when they were children.

As well as being delighted that their children want to learn to ride, William and Kate are also keen for their children to learn the practical side of looking after horses – including mucking out. 

Hopefully one day we'll be lucky enough to see pictures of the three children enjoying their new hobby!

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Glamour and OK!, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare advice to beauty trends and reviews of the latest products. During her career she regularly speaks to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists, has covered backstage at London Fashion Week and interviewed many a celeb about their beauty routine.