IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Duchess Kate reveals Princess Charlotte's latest obsession

The Duchess of Cambridge said her 17-month-old daughter is following in her family's footsteps during a reception where she met with Olympic athletes.
/ Source: TODAY

Could the British royal family have another budding equestrian on its hands?

The Duchess of Cambridge recently revealed that Princess Charlotte, who is only 17 months old, has taken up the sport of riding horses.

Princess Charlotte, seen here last month playing with a dog while visiting Canada last month, has also taken to horses, according to her mom.Chris Jackson / Getty Images

During a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday for Olympic and Paralympic athletes, equestrian gold medalist Natasha Baker said she had a chance to meet the duchess and ask how her two children were doing.

RELATED: Prince George, Princess Charlotte adorably attend garden party for military families

The former Kate Middleton noted that 3-year-old Prince George has taken to watching fencing — perhaps, she said, because of the face shields — and that Charlotte is "really enjoying her riding."

“I said we may see her here on a lineup in 20 years time," Baker said. "She emphasized that Charlotte has this passion about horses and although she doesn’t echo it, she’ll do her best to champion and encourage it.”

Riding horses runs in the royal blood. Charlotte's father, Prince William, and her uncle Harry rode horses from an early age and continue to play in charity polo matches regularly. And Queen Elizabeth is well known for her love of horses.

The passion also runs through others, including the queen's daughter, Princess Anne, and her own daughter, Zara Phillips, who won an equestrian silver medal at the London 2012 Olympics.