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Kate Middleton looks stylish in Zara dress at Houghton horse trials

The Duchess of Cambridge proved herself to be a very hands-on-mother as she enjoyed a day out with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Houghton Horse Trials.

Kate, 36, looked stylish in £39.99 dress from Zara as she doted on George, four, and Charlotte, three, at the equestrian event in Norfolk.

She teamed the floral printed cotton dress, which has since sold out, with a navy tote bag by Little Makes Big and a pair of shades, while wearing her hair up in a chignon.

Clearly enjoying the day out, George was seen climbing into an air ambulance vehicle – following in the footsteps of father Prince William, who worked for the East Anglia Air Ambulance Service as a pilot.

The Duchess of Cambridge was spotted wearing a £39.99 Zara dress as she enjoyed a day out with Prince George and Princess Charlotte at the Houghton Horse Trials in Norfolk 

George wore a green polo shirt and beige shorts, along with £26 navy pumps from Trotters, as he enjoyed the outing with his mother and little sister. 

Meanwhile, Charlotte looked adorable in a pink floral dress and matching canvas shoes – also from Trotters – as she tucked into a strawberry ice cream.

Kate looked very inch the doting mother as she was seen kneeling down to tend to her two eldest children at the equestrian event.

The family outing on Sunday was the first time Kate, George and Charlotte have been seen in public since the royal wedding just over a week ago.  

George, who wore a green polo top with beige shorts, was seen climbing into an air ambulance vehicle at the event

George, who wore a green polo top with beige shorts, was seen climbing into an air ambulance vehicle at the event

They did not appear to be joined by Prince William, who took part in a charity polo match in Cirencester on Friday, cheered on my cousin Zara Tindall.

Kate’s High Street dress was markedly different to the formal Alexander McQueen coat and Philip Treacy hat that she wore at St George’s Chapel.

The Duchess is known to have worn Zara when off-duty in the past, having been spotted in a checked coat from the retailer last December, while pregnant with Prince Louis. 

It is not the first time the Cambridges have been spotted at the Houghton horse trials, which take place near their Anmer Hall home in Norfolk.  

The family outing is Kate, George and Charlotte's first public appearance since Prince Harry and Meghan's wedding 

The family outing is Kate, George and Charlotte’s first public appearance since Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding 

Charlotte stole the show with her enthusiastic waving on the steps of St George's Chapel 

Charlotte stole the show with her enthusiastic waving on the steps of St George’s Chapel 

Prince George delighted royal watchers with his cheeky grin as he posed with the other bridesmaids and page boys in the official wedding portraits 

Prince George delighted royal watchers with his cheeky grin as he posed with the other bridesmaids and page boys in the official wedding portraits 

Kate and William were spotted with George and Charlotte at the Houghton horse trials in 2016, along with friends James Meade and his wife Lady Laura Marsham.

The three-day festival includes showjumping and eventing, with children’s entertainment on offer for youngsters as well.

While the royal family are know for their love of horses, Kate has never taken up the hobby, instead choosing to watch from the sidelines.

However, both George and Charlotte are said to have already started riding lessons, following the lead of their father and also their great-grandmother the Queen.   

Prince William, who took part in a charity polo match in Cirencester on Friday, did not appear to have attended this year's Houghton horse trials

Prince William, who took part in a charity polo match in Cirencester on Friday, did not appear to have attended this year’s Houghton horse trials

Charlotte and George won over the hearts of the public at the royal wedding just over a week ago, when they acted as bridesmaid and page boy to Meghan.

Confident Charlotte was seen waving enthusiastically to crowds on the steps of St George’s Chapel, with mother Kate holding onto her hand.

In fact, the youngster is said to have ‘taken charge’ of the other flower girls, telling them ‘no – you can’t go yet’ during the ceremony. 

Meanwhile, George, who is known to be more shy than his younger sister, was seen hiding behind father Prince William after the wedding. 

However, he delighted royal watchers with his cheeky grin as he posed with the other bridesmaids and page boys in the official wedding portraits. 

Prince George is having riding lessons on a Shetland pony – and it belongs to Zara Tindall

By Martha Cliff  

It is no secret that the royal family have a love of all things equine and it seems that Prince George is set to follow in the family’s footsteps.

The four-year-old prince, who will turn five in July is reportedly having riding lessons in Windsor. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were said to be ‘keen’ on having their son start the hobby and looked to Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall for help.

The famous royal equestrian is said to have leant the family a smaller Shetland pony for the youngster’s lessons.

Four-year-old Prince George (pictured at Harry and Meghan's wedding) is reportedly having horse riding lessons in Windsor 

Four-year-old Prince George (pictured at Harry and Meghan’s wedding) is reportedly having horse riding lessons in Windsor 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be keen for their son (pictured in Canada in 2016) to begin riding 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are said to be keen for their son (pictured in Canada in 2016) to begin riding 

A source told Hello! ‘William and Kate were really keen to get George riding – it’s something all the royals do and the whole family adore animals. But obviously he’s only small so they didn’t want to put him on a big horse.’

‘They asked Zara if they could use one of her Shetland ponies and he’s been learning to ride on one of those.’

George is taking after his father William who was also a keen rider as a child and was given a Shetland called Smokey when he was four.  

He is an expert polo player and hopes his son follows in his footsteps. And the Queen, of course, is an accomplished horsewoman. 

Prince William's cousin Zara Tindall (pictured at the 2012 Olympics) has reportedly loaned the family a Shetland pony for George's lessons 

Prince William’s cousin Zara Tindall (pictured at the 2012 Olympics) has reportedly loaned the family a Shetland pony for George’s lessons 

Prince William (pictured as a child with Diana and Harry) was an early rider having been given a Shetland called Smokey when he was four

Prince William (pictured as a child with Diana and Harry) was an early rider having been given a Shetland called Smokey when he was four

Princess Charlotte has also reportedly got the riding gene with Kate previously telling equestrian triple-gold medallist Natasha Baker that Princess Charlotte could follow in her Aunt Zara’s footsteps all the way to the Olympics.

Recalling their conversation in 2016 Baker said: ‘I asked her how the children were, and she said Charlotte is really enjoying her riding which is great to hear, and I said we may see her here on a line-up in 20 years time. 

‘She emphasised that Charlotte has this passion about horses and although she doesn’t echo it, she’ll do her best to champion and encourage it.’



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