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[The Telegraph] The Duchess of Cambridge is learning to ride despite being allergic to horses, it has emerged.
The Duchess of Cambridge has taken up the favourite Royal pastime of riding, disclosing she was learning after finding a passion for horses.
Speaking at a Buckingham Palace reception for Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Mr Pearson disclosed he had even offered the Duchess of Cambridge dressage lessons after she confided in him.
Mr Pearson, who won his tenth Paralympic gold medal this year, said: “Kate said she’s learning to ride so I offered to give her some lessons.
“She held my medals and said how heavy they were, and asked if me if I’d been riding all my life.”
He added he had even given the Duchess advice after the Countess of Wessex made him aware the novice rider was allergic to horses.
“I said ‘so am I – but anti-histimines are wonderful’,” he disclosed.
The Duchess of Cambridge has previously displayed an affinity for horses after admitting she was moved to tears while watching the theatre production War Horse.
She was also seen enthusiastically supporting Zara Phillips at the Olympic Games, as she competed in the equestrian event.
Mr Pearson was just one of the Olympic and Paralympic medallist who spoke to the Duchess and other members of the Royal family at a reception last night.
The Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of York, the Princess Royal, and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, greeted athletes and praised them for their achievements……
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