William reveals Tina Turner hit brings back memories of his mother Diana – .

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William reveals Tina Turner hit brings back memories of his mother Diana – .


The Duke of Cambridge revealed that a Tina Turner hit brings back fond memories of her mother singing it at the top of her voice with her sons as she drove them to school.

William shared the poignant ‘family moment’ on an audio walking tour recorded for Apple and described how Diana, Princess of Wales, took him to a homeless shelter to teach him the important lesson: There has a life outside the “palace walls”.

His children seem to have inherited his love of music and the Duke says Princess Charlotte has gone ‘crazy’ for dancing on Shakira, and how an AC / DC song is a ‘Monday morning’ song that brings him back ” in the train of the week ”.

During his recording, made while walking through the grounds of Queen’s Sandringham, the future king covered a wide range of topics ranging from the emotional effect of working as an air ambulance pilot to stepping out of his ‘comfort zone’. Singing on stage with Taylor Swift and Jon. Bon Jovi.

Diana, Princess of Wales, enjoys a day at Thorpe Park with her sons, William and Harry. Credit: Pennsylvania

In the candid conversation, William said he still “secretly” loved Turner’s song The Best, one of the songs Diana would play to relieve anxiety as she brought him and the Duke of Sussex back, at school, thought to be Ludgrove in Berkshire.

The Duke said: “Because sitting in the back singing was like a real family time. My mother, she drove singing at the top of her voice and we even put the policeman in the car, he also sang from time to time.

With the birdsong in the background, he added, “You were singing and listening to music right up to the gates of the school when they dropped you off and that’s when the reality was. sort of depressed – you were really going back to school.

“Because before that you got lost in the songs – you want to replay them, just to continue this moment with the family. And when I listen to it now, it brings me back to those car rides and brings back a lot of memories of my mom.


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It was during his five years at Ludgrove that William suffered a golf accident that left him with his “Harry Potter” scar, but he made lifelong friends at school, including Harry. Aubrey-Fletcher, who is the godfather of Prince Louis.

William walked through Sandringham in Norfolk sharing personal stories and the three songs, played in full, as part of the Time To Walk series featured on the Apple Watch, to the tech company’s Fitness + subscribers.

William and his parents were greeted at Ludgrove School by then-deputy principal Nichol Marston. Credit: Pennsylvania

Dolly Parton, Anthony Joshua and Naomi Campbell also recorded an audio walking tour, like William, to encourage the audience to get active for their mental health.

The Duke said his mother had taken him to a homeless shelter to meet ‘unlucky’ people, adding: ‘She wanted to make sure that I understood that life is going very well outside the palace walls. , and that’s what’s happening. It’s the real world here.

William, who holds sponsorship roles with Centrepoint and The Passage homeless charities, said, “And we sat there and listened. It really brings it to life when you hear someone sit in front of you and talk in a very moving and open way about the challenges they’ve been through.

The podcast was recorded as William strolled through Queen’s Sandringham Estate. Credit: Apple

In a lighter moment during the walk, William said that Shakira’s track Waka Waka is loved by Charlotte, and her daughter dances to the song – apparently mimicking the Colombian singer’s video movements – and dresses as a ballerina. for performance.

The Duke said, “One of the songs that kids love right now is Shakira, Waka Waka. There are a lot of hip movements that go along with a lot of disguises.

“Charlotte runs especially in the kitchen, in her dresses and ballet stuff. She goes completely mad with Louis following her around trying to do the same.

William said he was “amazed” at how his three children had inherited his family’s love for music and “most mornings there is a huge argument between Charlotte and George over which song. is played in the morning ”.

To keep order in the Cambridge house, the Duke said he alternated between his two eldest children over who could choose the music.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, all music lovers. Credit: Pennsylvania

He says of his final musical choice: “There is nothing better than, on a Monday morning, when your eyes are a little teary after the weekend and you are trying to get back on the train of the night. week, listening to AC / DC – Stunned. “

The Duke adds: “It absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best possible mood and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone. “

During his walk, William reveals the impact of managing life and death moments when he was a helicopter pilot with the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) – becoming emotional when he describes his encounter with a former patient.

The Duke’s voice breaks when he recounts being introduced to the anonymous person who has recovered, but not fully, from an incident handled by the Duke and his former EAAA crew, and he says : “It even makes me quite moved now. “

Apple will air three special audio broadcasts of the Time To Walk episode featuring William on Apple Music 1, the global radio station on Apple Music, on Monday.

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