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Prince William says Charlotte dances to classic pop song - and Louis copies

Irish Mirror logo Irish Mirror 16/03/2023 Rebecca Russell

They may be part of the Royal Family, but Prince William and Kate Middleton's children are just the same as the rest of us.

The Prince of Wales previously revealed some excellent stories about life within the Royal Family during his appearance on the Apple Fitness + podcast Time to Walk.

While William touched on stories about his memories of his late mother and the secrets behind the Christmas Day church service, his story about his children fighting over song choices delighted royal fans.

During his appearance on the podcast, Prince William spoke about his children and revealed the fights they'd have over the family's morning song choices.

Prince William, who has recorded a special episode of the Apple podcast Time to Walk © Handout Prince William, who has recorded a special episode of the Apple podcast Time to Walk

He said: "What I've been amazed by is how much my children already have inherited my family's love of music. Most mornings there's a massive fight between Charlotte and George as to what song is played in the morning.

And I have to, now, basically prioritise that one day someone does this one, and another day it's someone else's turn. So George gets his go, then Charlotte gets her go. Such is the clamour for the music."

The Prince went on to reveal that one of the family’s favourite songs to listen to is Shakira’s Waka Waka (This Time for Africa), which was released in 2010.

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He said: "One of the songs that the children are loving at the moment is Shakira, Waka Waka. There's a lot of hip movements going along. There's a lot of dressing up."

He added: "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."

Prince William revealed the song often prompts moments of happiness in the house. He said: "It's a really happy moment where the children just enjoy dancing, messing around, and, and singing. I hope you enjoy this one. Have some fun."

Another story from the podcast that really resonated with royal fans was when he spoke about Diana, Princess of Wales and the classic 80s song she would sing in the car.

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He explained how he would sing along on the way back to school and is now reminded of his mother whenever he hears it. William revealed his worries about returning to Ludgrove School but remembered the one song that would always lift his spirits.

He said: "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.

"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."

He added: "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. And when I listen to it now, it takes me back to those car rides and brings back lots of memories of my mother."


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