Queen Elizabeth has quite a large family—four kids, eight grandchildren and ten (soon to be 12) great-grandchildren. And while she shares a special relationship with each and every one of her family members, royal expert Ingrid Seward is opening up about which great-grandchild is likely her favorite.
According to Woman & Home magazine, Seward recently revealed that Princess Charlotte is definitely “a favorite,” due to her age and their mutual love for horses.
“While Prince Philip loved babies, the queen has always preferred being around children when they are a bit older, especially if it involves teaching them to sit astride a horse,” Seward said per the outlet. “Princess Charlotte—who is pony-mad—has always been a favorite. The Duchess of Cambridge revealed that when she was born, the queen ‘was really thrilled’ she was a girl."
We’re not totally surprised the 6-year-old has picked up her Gan-Gan’s favorite hobby. Charlotte started taking horseback riding lessons at 3 years old, the same age as her great-grandmother. In fact, all of the Cambridge children even have their own ponies which they are required to help care for.