Private Club Up In Arms Over Princess Charlotte's Presence

Princess Charlotte, the 2-year-old daughter of British Royals William and Kate, has begun learning how to play tennis. Despite the princess’s youth, Charlotte is already turning out to have a fantastic eye for tennis.

Unfortunately, the young princess is already creating controversy at the club she has been training at – the very exclusive Hurlingham Club in Fulham, London

According to AOL, William and Kate decided to book Charlotte in for lessons at the club after they noticed her fascination with watching televised tennis.

In an interview with The Sun, an unnamed source close to the royal family told reporters: “She [Charlotte] might not be three until May but [parents, William and Kate] were convinced she'd love it and so far she has. She seems a bit of a natural."

Even as Princess Charlotte’s builds on her budding tennis skills, other Hurlingham club members are reportedly furious that the young royal is allowed to play and train without having a membership.

“Unfortunately some patrons feel Charlotte shouldn't be allowed to play there," said the source, adding that: "Club rules are usually very rigid and they don't see why exceptions should be made, even if they happen to be royal.”

The website for the Hurlingham Club describes the location as a “green oasis of tradition and international renown that is recognized throughout the world as one of Britain's greatest private members' clubs and for retaining its quintessentially English traditions and heritage.”

However, club members and officials can’t seem to understand why this pedigree makes the Hurlingham Club the perfect place to train a royal to play tennis.

Unsurprisingly, online commenters are disgusted by the pettiness displayed by other members of the Hurlingham Club. “Only the SUPER RICH and the SUPER STUPID would object to a ROYAL using their club's facilities without actually being a member. Are these people even SERIOUS???” wrote one commenter.

Social media users also jumped in on the criticism, with one Facebook user suggesting an egg ambush on the snobby members. “Maybe people should go & pelt the members with rotten eggs when they enter & exit,” they began. “Shame on them for picking on a 2 yr old. Snobbery at it's best. Should be delighted that the royals decided to pick them for their tennis tot."

One outraged Instagram user even uploaded a photo with a picture of Charlotte and the following message:

"The 'elite' members who object to the use of their tennis courts by a 2-year-old should be embarrassed. Granted, they want strict adherence to the club rules and traditions, but seriously....they are that upset that a 2-year-old member of the royal family is allowed to use the courts?

You'd think these people would have more important things to concern themselves with. OR are their nose just out of joint because the royal family have not applied for membership? It's probably about a lot more than little Charlotte putting her little feet inside their sanctified club. They look like petty fools either way."

Source: AOL
Photos: YouTube, Royal Family, Duchess of Cambridge, José Luis Sánchez Mesa/Flickr

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