Princess Charlotte is a young woman of many passions—not only is she a balloon enthusiast and ardent wearer of smocked dresses, but it turns out the littlest Windsor is totally horse mad. 

In fact, not only is Char into ponies, but she’s also already horseback riding, which is a fairly impressive feat for someone who can barely walk on their own. 

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Char’s mom (this nice lady named Kate, we think you’ll like her) shared the details of the 1 year old’s new hobby at a reception at Buckingham Palace today, telling an Olympic equestrian: 

“Charlotte is really enjoying her riding. She has this passion for horses.”

The 17 month old takes after her great-grandmother Elizabeth who’s famous for her love of horses, and her second cousin Zara, who almost made it to the Olympics herself this year. 

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