On Wednesday, Aug. 30, the 35-year-old joined her husband, Prince William, and brother-in-law, Prince Harry, to visit the Princess Diana memorial garden at Kensington Palace. During the visit to White Garden, the mom-of-two met English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo.
While Tamara spoke of Diana’s deep passion for the arts, it seems her granddaughter is pirouetting into her footsteps. The proud royal revealed their youngest was taking up dance lessons, before gushing, “She absolutely loves it.”
Charlotte’s father, William, also chatted to the ballet director, reminiscing about his mom’s “fantastic dancing.” The father-of-two continued to say, “She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer. We’ve been going through her music collection recently and there’s some quite eclectic stuff in there. She was elated by the skill.” During the pair’s conversation, William was heard exclaiming that he’d “definitely have to come” to one of their shows.
During the poignant event, the royal trio met with representatives from charities, including Great Ormond Street Hospital, the National Aids Trust, The Leprosy Mission, Royal Marsden Hospital, and Centrepoint. Together, Kate, William, and Harry, all marveled over the incredible work the People’s Princess had done in her 36 years.
Despite not being here, Princess Diana plays a huge part in her grandchildren’s lives. William spoke of keeping “Granny Diana’s” memory alive, in the documentary Diana, Our Mother: Her Life and Legacy. “So we’ve got more photos up round the house now of her and we talk about her a bit and stuff,” the doting dad mused.
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“And it’s hard because obviously Catherine didn’t know her, so she cannot really provide that — that level of detail.” Explaining, “So I — I do regularly put George or Charlotte to bed, talk about her and just try and remind them that there are two grandmothers, there were two grandmothers in their lives, and so it’s important that they — they know who she was and that she existed.”
Diana’s eldest also believes his mother would have caused riots of laughter at home, with the little ones. “She’d be a nightmare grandmother, absolute nightmare,” the Duke smiled. “She’d love the children to bits, but she’d be an absolute nightmare. She’d come and go and she’d come in probably at bath time, cause an amazing amount of scene, bubbles everywhere, bathwater all over the place and — and then leave.”
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This post was written by Kate Wagner. It originally appeared on our sister site, Now to Love.