- Princess Charlotte is reportedly taking tennis lessons at the Hurlingham Club
- Sources claim that the two-year-old royal is ‘a natural tennis player’
- Members of the club are said to be unhappy as her parents aren’t members
With her mother a keen tennis fan, it is no surprise that Princess Charlotte has taken an interest in the sport.
She may be yet to start nursery but two-year-old Charlotte has already started tennis lessons at one of the country’s most exclusive clubs.
And despite her small stature sources have described the toddler as a ‘natural tennis player’.
Princess Charlotte is having tennis lessons aged two, and sources claim she is a ‘natural’
A source told The Sun: ‘She might not be three until May but they were convinced she’d love it and so far she has. She seems a bit of a natural.’
But while Charlotte is said to be making great progress at her lessons at the Hurlingham Club fellow members aren’t thrilled by her tuition.
According to paper, some are unhappy about the fact that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are not club members.
The young royal is reported to be taking lessons at the Hurlingham Club in London – however, other members are apparently unhappy as her parents are not members
The Duchess of Cambridge is a keen tennis fan herself and took over from the Queen as patron of the London Tennis Association
Founded in 1869, rules state that non-members may only play on the court if directly invited by another member – something that William and Kate appear to have bypassed.
The source added: ‘Unfortunately some patrons feel Charlotte shouldn’t be allowed to play there.
‘Club rules are usually very rigid, and they don’t see why exceptions should be made, even if they happen to be royal.’
MailOnline has contacted Kensington Palace for a comment.
Charlotte’s interest in the sport comes as no surprise with her mother being a keen tennis fan and patron of the London Tennis Association, having taken over the post from the Queen.
The Queen was patron of the LTA, which is the national governing body of tennis in Great Britain, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, for 64 years.