Princess Charlotte has ambitious plans for a family pastime – the young sportsman Royal wants to win gold as a hockey player.
The seven-year-old was reportedly inspired by England’s women’s hockey team, which celebrated a 3-1 win over India on Tuesday at the Commonwealth Games. Charlotte would follow in her mother’s footsteps – the Duchess of Cambridge was an avid field hockey player in high school and has picked up a hockey stick on several royal visits since, including taking part in training for the Great Britain women’s hockey team.
Ama Agbeze, Commonwealth Games gold medalist with the England netball team in 2018, said BirminghamLive “Kate and William were in hockey. And Charlotte said she wanted to play hockey.
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She added that Kate had previously told her that Charlotte loved playing netball, leading international netball star Ama to jokingly try to persuade the Duchess to encourage Charlotte to return to the sport. “I was like, ‘She has to play netball!'” she recalled.
“If she plays every sport under the sun, it’s amazing,” she added. “If Princess Charlotte is sitting there thinking ‘I want to do this’, how many other kids are watching and saying, ‘This is an opportunity for me, I’m going to play this sport’?”
Hockey and netball aren’t the only sports that interest Charlotte. The young royal recently registered good luck message with dad Prince William to the Lionesses of England, before their historic victory in the final of the Women’s Euro at Wembley.
William told the team during a trip to England training camp that Charlotte is a keen footballer – with particular talents as a goalkeeper. “Charlotte wanted me to tell you she’s really good in front of goal,” William said, calling his daughter a “budding star for the future”.