Kate Middleton took Charlotte, three, on a secret afternoon treat to watch a rehearsal of The Nutcracker ahead of opening night

Kate Middleton took Charlotte, three, on a secret afternoon treat to watch a rehearsal of The Nutcracker ahead of opening night

December 7, 2018 0 By Today news

KATE Middleton took Princess Charlotte out for a mother and daughter bonding day to the ballet, it has been reported.

Mum-of-three Kate, 36, is said to have taken the sweet three-year-old to see the Royal Ballet rehearse for The Nutcracker at the Royal Opera House in London last week, before it officially launched on Monday.

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Kate Middleton took Princess Charlotte to see the Royal Ballet perform The Nutcracker as a Christmas treat[/caption]

Kate is known to be a fan of the ballet and also watched The Nutcracker last year.

This year, the Duchess of Cambridge is said to have worn a black turtleneck and grey, midi tartan skirt, while Charlotte donned a white dress with puff sleeves.

The visit wasn’t an official engagement and the experience is likely to have been held privately for the royals.

Princess Charlotte is said to have developed a love for dancing, so the day out seems like the ideal Christmas treat.

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The Nutcracker opened on Monday night and will run until January 15[/caption]

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Kate is known to be a fan of the ballet and also watched The Nutcracker last year[/caption]

Kate previously spoke to English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo about her daughter’s passion for dancing, and said: “She absolutely loves it.”

And Princess Charlotte and Kate aren’t the only ballet lovers in the family, as Prince George is also a fan.

The five-year-old prince is currently attending St Thomas’ Battersea where ballet lessons are believed to be compulsory.

He has a 35-minute lesson each week with a specialist teacher, who teaches dance accompanied by a live pianist.

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Prince George is also said to be a fan of ballet and it is believed he does lessons at his school[/caption]

The youngster’s grandmother, Princess Diana, also loved ballet and longed to be a children’s dance teacher.

Sadly, Diana’s dreams were quashed after a skiing accident during a family holiday on the slopes when she was just 18.

The Nutcracker opened on Monday night and will run until January 15.

The Sun Online has contacted Kensington Palace but they declined to comment.


Earlier this year, we told you Princess Diana’s former butler urges Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to ‘be brave’ and name their baby ‘Diana’.

We also revealed Princess Diana worked as a cleaner before her marriage to Prince Charles – and was paid just £1 an hour.

And we showed you Prince William and Princess Charlotte look IDENTICAL in these adorable photos.