TV host apologises after mocking Prince George for taking ballet lessons 2 years ago

TV host apologises after mocking Prince George for taking ballet lessons

A TV presenter has been forced to apologise after she mocked Prince George's ballet lessons.

During a recent instalment, Good Morning America's Lara Spencer was seen trying to hold back laughter as she and her co-hosts discussed the young royal's classes at school.

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The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will take ballet lessons next year at St Thomas’s school in Battersea.

She said:

"The future king of England will be putting down the Playdoh to take on Religious Studies, computer programming, poetry and ballet among other things

"Prince William says George absolutely loves ballet, I have news for you Prince William – we’ll see how long that lasts."

The comments were met with a massive amount of backlash - from both famous faces and viewers alike.

Many people accused her of "bullying" Prince George, and said she should be "ashamed of herself" for the comments she made about the six-year-old.

Spencer has since taken to Instagram to apologise for the "insensitive comment".

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She said:

"My sincere apologies for an insensitive comment I made in pop news yesterday. From ballet to anything one wants to explore in life, I say GO FOR IT.

"I fully believe we should all be free to pursue our passions. Go climb your mountain-and love every minute of it."

Prince William had previously spoken about how much Prince George loved dance, which he said was something he shared with Princess Diana.

He told BBC Radio 1:

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“George is doing dance as well, he loves it. 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.”