Lerato Maimela
Digital Journalist
3 minute read
7 Dec 2021
10:37 am

Royal news: William recalls how Diana calmed their nerves, queen in mourning

Lerato Maimela

Prince William says his children Princess Charlotte and Prince George have inherited the royal family's love for music.

Prince William and his late mother Prince Diana. Picture: Instagram

In this week’s royal news update, Prince William reveals what his son, Prince George, and his daughter, Princess Charlotte, fight about, and also shares the hilarious way Princess Diana would calm his and Prince Harry’s back-to-school nerves.

We also learn that Queen Elizabeth is mourning the death of a very close friend and Princess Charlene of Monaco misses out on a fun-filled family outing.

Prince William reveals what Prince George and Princess Charlotte fight about

During an episode of Apple Fitness’s Time to Walk series, which is set to air on Monday, Prince William revealed that one of his favourite songs is Waka Waka by Shakira, and that this is also a favourite among his children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

He also mentioned how they have inherited the royal family’s love for music, and sometimes fight over which song they get to play each morning.

“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,” said William.

Queen Elizabeth mourning the death of her ‘most loyal’ friend

The Duchess of Grafton, Ann Fortune FitzRoy, passed away recently at age 101 and has left more heartache for the queen, after she lost her husband, Prince Philip, in April.

Ann was a good friend of the queen, and served the royal household for the monarch’s entire 69-year reign. She even awarded the queen the privilege of being the godmother to her second daughter, Lady Virginia FitzRoy, in 1954.

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Princess Charlene misses festive family outing with her husband and their kids

Prince Albert took his six-year-old twins, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, on a family outing on Friday as his wife, Princess Charlene of Monaco, continued to recover at a treatment facility located just outside of Monaco.

Albert reported some time in November that he and Charlene had decided to get her booked into the facility because she had sustained some emotional and mental exhaustion from battling an ear, nose and throat infection which had her stuck in South Africa for just over six months.

Speaking to a French publication recently, Albert said he had made changes to the twins’ education, and that they were now attending school at the palace with a few of their friends, and are being taught by the same teachers who were educating them at school.

“Jacques and Gabriella are now being educated at the palace. We have since set up a small classroom.

“They are not alone, since four of their friends, two boys and two girls, have joined them there, with the same teachers as if they were in their school,” said Albert.

William recalls hilarious way Princess Diana calmed his and Harry’s nerves

In our last royal news snippet for this week, Prince William shares how Princess Diana eased his and Prince Harry’s back-to-school nerves.

Prince William and Prince Harry seem to have also had back-to-school anxiety, as many kids do, as Prince William recently revealed in an interview for Apple Fitness’s Time to Walk series that his late mother, Princes Diana, would always blast Tina Turner’s The Best in the car while she was driving him and Harry to boarding school.

“My mother, she’d be driving along singing at the top of her voice. We’d even get the policeman in the car; he’d occasionally be singing along as well. We’d be singing and listening to the music right the way up to the gates at school where they dropped you off,” said William.