Charlotte will be celebrating her fifth birthday tomorrow and will be sure to chat to her grandfather through video calls, despite being in lockdown in different royal estates. Affectionately named ‘Grandpa Wales’, Charles is said to have a close bond with his grandchildren and is said to be a “very hands-on” relative. For his 70th birthday, he starred in a photoshoot which revealed his role as the doting grandfather who keeps the Cambridge children thoroughly entertained.
When he featured in the BBC Radio 3’s programme, ‘Private Passions’, shortly after he hit the milestone in November 2018, the Prince of Wales also revealed that he is able to connect with his grandchildren through their shared love of ballet.
The Telegraph, recalling Charles’ appearance on the programme in 2018, explained: “Prince Charles clearly enjoys talking about music.”
The piece continued: “He reflected on how an early love of music was nurtured by his grandmother, the Queen Mother.”
She took her grandson to see the Bolshoi Ballet when he was just seven, and Charles told BBC host Michael Berkeley that “I’ve loved Covent Garden ever since”.
Princess Charlotte and Prince Charles (Image: Getty)
Charlotte, George and Charles all have a keen interest in ballet (Image: Getty)
Similarly, Rebecca Flood revealed in The Sun in December 2018 that Charlotte was having weekly ballet lessons.
Kate Middleton told English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo that Charlotte “absolutely loves” ballet.
She was attending a special viewing of The Nutcracker with her daughter in tow at the time.
Apparently, the two are not the only members of the Royal Family who have a passion for dance.
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Charles learned to love ballet when his own grandmother the Queen Mother took him (Image: Getty)