Prince William recently appeared on the Time To Walk series for Apple Fitness+, and the Duke gave us a bit of musical insight. The Duke of Cambridge revealed that his eldest Prince George, eight, and Princess Charlotte, six take turns with their music choices, as well as their favourite songs.
“One of the songs that the children are loving at the moment is Shakira, WakaWaka,” said William. “There’s a lot of hip movements going along. There’s a lot of dressing up.
I’m so pleased you like my music Princess Charlotte! ❣️https://t.co/Ttx6K514iQ— Shakira (@shakira) December 5, 2021
“Charlotte, particularly, is running around the kitchen in her dresses and ballet stuff and everything. She goes completely crazy with [Prince] Louis following her around trying to do the same thing” he continued.
Shakira herself is a member of the Earthshot Prize Council, launched by the Duke of Cambridge in 2020 to tackle some of the biggest climate challenges, so naturally, she responded to the young royal, tweeting: “I’m so pleased you like my music Princess Charlotte! [heart emoji].”
William appeared on the Apple Fitness+ series as to encourage the public to get active, for their mental and physical health. He added that high-energy songs, such as Tina Turner’s The Best and AC/DC’s Thunderstruck are also special to him as he takes listeners on a journey through the Queen’s Sandringham estate.
“When I was younger, Harry and I, we were at boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school,” he said. “And one of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time, and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly, is Tina Turner’s The Best because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment.”
Sharing even more of the wonderful memory he continued: “And my mother, she’d be driving along, singing at the top of her voice. And we’d even get the policeman in the car, he’d be occasionally singing along, as well.
“You’d be singing and listening to the music right the way out into the gates of school when they dropped you off. And, and that’s when reality kind of sunk in that you really were going back to school because before that, you’re lost in songs. You’ll want to play it again just to keep that family moment going.
Ending on a more somber note: “And when I listen to it now, it takes me back to those car rides and brings back lots of memories of my mother.”