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Duchess Catherine reveals Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s new hobbies

During the Cambridge’s last day in Ireland, the royal mum-of-three shared some cute tidbits about her two eldest children and Prince William delighted everyone with his hidden talent.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wrapped up their whirlwind three-day tour of Ireland on Thursday by visiting performers as part of Galway 2020, giving the sport hurling a go and heading to a traditional Irish pub.
While chatting with the local Galwegians, the royal couple also shared some adorable tidbits about their two eldest children Prince George and Princess Charlotte and Prince William even showed off a hidden talent.
In Galway, the royal couple met with performers who will take part in Galway 2020, the European Capital of Culture event which will showcase the richness and diversity of Irish culture and the country's proud history of artistic endeavour.
On their final day in Ireland the Cambridge's revealed the new hobbies Prince George and Princess Charlotte having taken an interest in. (Image: Getty)
After watching a performance by the band NØÖV, the couple revealed to the band members that six-year-old George had a keen interest in learning the guitar.
"When did you all start playing?" Catherine asked the band.
"It has been so interesting hearing all the storytelling over the last couple days. I wish we could have brought George and Charlotte along, they would have loved it."
Adding, "And George is starting to learn the guitar."
William and Catherine watch a performance by the band NØÖV and revealed George was learning the guitar. (Image: Getty)
And, it was after a demonstration by tightrope walkers that Catherine revealed Princess Charlotte's hobby, telling the gymnasts: "Charlotte is really into gymnastics, she's doing cartwheels, handstands, everything.
"It's so good for their basic skills of balance and coordination."
"And their flexibility," Prince William added, "it's really good for their long-term health, isn't it? We went to watch the Cirque du Soleil recently, it was amazing."
William then impressed the crowd with his hidden talent: juggling! The duke juggled perfectly with three balls, but couldn't quite get the swing of it when he upped the stakes to four balls.
Juggler Tony Mahon from the Galway Community Circus told Hello! he was "very impressed" with the future king's skills saying, "He really exceeded my expectations. Even trying four balls – that's next-level stuff!"
Watch his impressive skills in the video player above.
Prince William impressed the crowd with his hidden talent. (Image: Getty)
William and Catherine also got challenged to some traditional Irish sports on Thursday, visiting the Gaelic Athletic Association club where they took part in Gaelic football training drills and a hurling shoot out with young members from some of the local clubs.
The future queen looked like she was having a ball as she tried out hurling. (Image: Getty)
To wrap up their tour the couple also visited the traditional Irish Tig Coili pub where they chatted with locals who volunteer to promote the city and its people (we wonder if Prince William finally got to drink that pint of Guinness) before greeting the royal fans who had gathered to meet them.

William and Kate's visit, their first official trip to the country, follows in the footsteps of the Queen's historic trip to the country in 2011, the first time a reigning British monarch had visited in 100 years, back when the entire island was still part of the United Kingdom.
William and Catherine met the President's dog on their first day in Ireland. (Image: Getty)
The Cambridges' three-day visit to the Emerald Isle aims to "highlight the many strong links between the UK and Ireland" and will "focus on the relationship between the two countries, and build on the theme of remembrance and reconciliation."
The couple will now to England ahead of the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 9, which will see them be reunited with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex – the first time the two couples have been seen in public together since the Sussexes' bombshell announcement in January.