Prince William is a “secret clubber”.
DJ Simon Mayo received an MBE for his services to Buckingham Palace radio on Wednesday (04.05.22), and the broadcaster revealed the future king had let it slip that he was a fan of rave songs, including the 90s dance classic “Insomnia” by Faithless and Groovejet, the early 2000s hit by Spiller and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Simon is quoted by The Times newspaper as saying: “I suggested he was clearly a bit of a clubber.
“He said maybe a secret clubber. I plugged Drivetime on GHR obviously [and] suggested he was just the right age to join us.
The 39-year-old royal has an eclectic taste in music, as he previously revealed he felt like he could ‘take on anything and anyone’ after listening to hit ‘Thunderstruck’ ‘AC/DC in 1990.
The Duke of Cambridge – who has Princes George, eight, and Louis, four, and Princess Charlotte, seven, with his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge – is a huge fan of heavy rock legends and finds it “difficult not to “head-bang” along with the stomping anthem.
Speaking on the Apple Fitness+ podcast ‘Time to Walk’, he said: “There’s nothing better on a Monday morning, when you’re cloudy eyed after the weekend and trying to get back into the routine of the week.
“It wakes you up, puts you in the best possible mood and makes you feel like you can take on anything and anyone.
“I imagine you’ll walk pretty fast listening to it, maybe with a skip in your step, with some head-butting.
“It’s a hard song not to dance or nod to.”
The prince – who is second in line to the British throne – also revealed that his young daughter loves Shakira and even mimics the ‘Hips Don’t Lie’ singer’s hip moves and tries to involve her younger brother.
He said, “One of the songs kids are loving right now is Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka’.
“There’s a lot of hip movement, a lot of dressing.
“Charlotte, in particular, runs into the kitchen with her ballet dresses and things.
“She goes absolutely crazy with Louis following her around trying to do the same thing. It’s a really happy time where the kids just love to dance and have fun and sing.
Also, William and Catherine’s eldest son argues with his sister over the music they play at their family home, Amner Hall, in Norfolk.
He said: “I have to prioritize for George to make his choice and then Charlotte to make it. Such is the clamor of music.