Princess Charlotte has developed an interest in ballet after being given a “little introduction” by a member of the Royal Opera House, the Duchess of Cambridge has disclosed.
The Duchess mentioned three-year-old Charlotte’s interest as she thanked a member of the Royal Opera House, adding that her “lucky” daughter has been “so keen ever since”.
It is understood that she was referring to her mother and daughter trip to the Royal Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in December, when they watched a rehearsal ahead of the opening night.
According to royal staff, the duchess is “passionate” about learning more on textiles and costume design due to her family history, with her great-great grandfather running the family’s successful textile manufacturing company, Francis Martineau Lupton, in Leeds.
Principal dancers from The Royal Ballet, Lauren Cuthbertson, Laura Morera, Vadim Muntagirov and Tomas Mock, met the Duchess to explain how their costumes work as they perform, before she watched a rehearsal of the Two Pigeons ballet, which premieres on Friday.