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Glimpse inside Royals' Hobbies — the Queen's Photography, Meghan Markle's Calligraphy & More

Rebelander Basilan
Nov 30, 2020
04:00 P.M.

The royal family has leisure activities and skills, much the same as every other person. They take pleasure in activities when they are not performing their regal obligations. Here are the hidden abilities the royals have been honing in their extra time, according to Insider.

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THE QUEEN IS A PHOTOGRAPHER

Queen Elizabeth has been taking photographs ever since, capturing scenes of her loved ones. Her Majesty reportedly had an effortless knack of capturing her family and friends at their most casual and most relaxed moments.

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2020 in Windsor, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2020 in Windsor, England. | Photo: Getty Images

MEGHAN MARKLE IS A CALLIGRAPHIST

Meghan Markle used to teach calligraphy at a Paper Source store in Beverly Hills. The Duchess of Sussex has also worked freelance for celebrity clients. She also loves cooking.

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PRINCE CHARLES IS AN AVID ARTIST

The Prince of Wales is a devoted artist. He prefers watercolors and to paint scenes of normal excellence. In fact, the 72-year-old's paintings have sold for more than $2 million.

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PRINCESS BEATRICE IS A RUNNER

Princess Beatrice of York turned into the first royal to finish the London Marathon in 2010. To raise money for a noble cause, she ran the marathon with close companions under the name of "Team Caterpillar."

Princess Beatrice attends the Royal Ascot in June 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

Princess Beatrice attends the Royal Ascot in June 2019. | Photo: Getty Images

PRINCE PHILIP IS A GARDENER

Prince Philip is a passionate gardener. He has had incredible achievements in growing truffles. He started trying to grow the fungi 12 years earlier before they finally succeeded in 2018. He also got hooked on cooking programs.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Guards Polo Club on June 24, 2018 in Egham, England | Photo: Getty Images

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Guards Polo Club on June 24, 2018 in Egham, England | Photo: Getty Images

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PRINCE WILLIAM CAN SPEAK SWAHILI

Prince William figured out how to speak the language while studying at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. In 2018, the Duke of Cambridge used his ability in a meeting in Tanzania with the country's president, John Magufuli.

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PRINCESS DIANA WAS A DIVER

Princess Diana was popular to be a skilled diver. According to a report, she was a star in the sport in school. The late princess even made her own particular move.

Diana, Princess of Wales, at home in Kensington Palace, in an undated photo. | Photo: Getty Images

Diana, Princess of Wales, at home in Kensington Palace, in an undated photo. | Photo: Getty Images

PRINCE HARRY CAN PILOT A HELICOPTER

The Ministry of Defence declared Prince Harry in 2013 that he had qualified as an Apache helicopter commander following three years of training. He finished a five-month tour of Afghanistan that very year.

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KATE MIDDLETON PLAYS FLUTE

The Duchess of Cambridge once said in an interview that she played flute until eighteen years old. Middleton tried her hand at conducting a renowned orchestra in Hamburg, Germany, in 2017. The mother-of-three is also a great photographer.

Kate Middleton in Battersea Park on September 22, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Kate Middleton in Battersea Park on September 22, 2020 in London, England. | Photo: Getty Images

Meanwhile, Middleton's "Personalised Gold Midnight Moon Necklace" includes the initials of her three bundles of joy — Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore the stylish jewelry to pay tribute to her and Prince William's kids as she visited Ely and Caerau Children's Centre in Cardiff, Wales, in January.

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