Prince George Has This Favorite Hobby in Common With Princess Diana

Princess Diana pretty much changed the definition of what it means to be a royal. Her children, Prince William and Prince Harry, have seemingly passed down the same values they learned from their late mother to their own families. So it’s no surprise that even the youngest of royal family members are already taking after her.

Prince George, the oldest son of William and Kate Middleton, has the most adorable similarity with Diana. The 5-year-old has some seriously impressive interests — some of which could have been passed down from his grandmother. Here’s what the two royals surprisingly have in common.

Prince George and Princess Diana

Left: Prince George | Chris Jackson/Getty Images, Right: Princess Diana | Andrew Winning/AFP/Getty Images

George is learning how to dance

Apparently, George has a surprising knack for dancing. In October 2018, William sat down with one of BBC’s Teen Heroes, a break dancer named Junior Frood. In their conversation, William revealed dancing has become one of George’s latest interests. Plus, he even made the connection to his mother’s love of dance.

“George is doing dance as well, he loves it,” the Duke of Cambridge said. “My mother always used to dance, loved dance. If it’s something you love, you do what you love and it’s very important, don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. You keep at it.”

Dancing is Princess Charlotte’s favorite hobby, too

Princess Charlotte

Princess Charlotte on her first day of nursery school | Kensington Royal via Instagram

George isn’t the only young royal who picked up dancing from Diana. His younger sister, Princess Charlotte, also seems to have the dancing gene. While speaking with English National Ballet director Tamara Rojo in September 2017, Middleton mentioned, “[Charlotte] absolutely loves it.”

In March 2018, William touched on his daughter’s love for dancing once more. During an appearance at the Commonwealth Day celebrations, he boasted, “My daughter Charlotte loves dancing.”

Diana ‘had dance in her soul’

Princess Diana and Prince Charles

Princess Diana and Prince Charles | Mega News via YouTube

During the royal family’s conversation with Rojo, William reflected on his mother’s favorite hobby: “She loved dancing, she was a fantastic dancer.”

Diana even had a ballet teacher, Anne Allan, who spoke to The Sun in 2017 about Diana’s love for dance. “She had dance in her soul,” Allan claimed. “I realized the pure enjoyment that it gave her. She loved the freeness of being able to move and dance … I could see it helped to alleviate her emotional life.”

One of Diana’s most famous dances

John Travolta and Princess Diana

John Travolta and Princess Diana | White House/Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

We were lucky to have been able to catch glimpses of Diana dancing throughout her life. She always seemed to be right at home on the dance floor — but now we know just how passionate she was about it.

Back in 1985, Diana hit the dance floor for what would become one of her most famous dances. At President Reagan’s White House Gala, Diana broke out her moves alongside John Travolta to the soundtrack of  Saturday Night Fever. Not only was the dance iconic, but the black evening gown she wore (now known as the “Travolta dress”) became one of her most beloved styles ever.