Prince William reveals eldest son George's surprise love of classic rock music
9 May 2023, 14:51
The Royal Family have always been vocal about their love of music and the arts.
Throughout Queen Elizabeth II's record-breaking reign, she revolutionised how people saw the Monarchy by embracing contemporary pop music.
Countless stars have performed at royal celebrations like the Platinum and Gold Jubilee concerts, as well as Royal Variety Performances and the like over the years.
It helped establish a bond between our Royal Family, global icons of music, and the Great British public that admires both the Monarchy and music.
- Mick Jagger, Cliff Richard, Paul McCartney lead music world's tributes for Queen Elizabeth II
- Brian May reveals how he convinced the Queen to 'rock out' for her Platinum Jubilee concert
- Steve Winwood and Lionel Richie perform classics at Coronation Concert for King Charles
- When King Charles III revealed he's a big Leonard Cohen fan
Her successor and son King Charles III is also a huge devotee of music in all forms, having been a patron of the arts since a young age and even being able to play a vast array of musical instruments himself.
Charles' diverse taste in music was on display during his coronation weekend, as the likes of Lionel Richie - who was the first global ambassador of the Prince’s Trust - Steve Winwood, tenor Andrea Bocelli, and classical pianist Lang Lang all performed at the coronation concert held on the grounds of Windsor Castle.
But there was one member of the Royal Family who wouldn't have been particularly impressed with the talent on display.
At the age of just nine, Prince George seems to be bucking the trend of listening to pop music and forging his own personal tastes.
During a surprise meet-and-greet on The Long Walk In Windsor on Sunday ahead of the Coronation concert, Prince William revealed that his eldest son George loved classic rock music.
The Prince Of Wales and his wife Kate Middleton greeted Big Lunch attendees and Coronation concert-goers throughout the day, and told them that George was a huge fan of classic rock bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin.
That left some fans absolutely gobsmacked, with George set to play his first major ceremonial role at his grandfather’s Coronation as a page of honour.
After being greeted by Will and Kate, attendee Caroline Mulvihill from the Rock Choir in Windsor and Maidenhead, said she was pleasantly surprised to hear about George's listening habits.
"We were talking about the kind of music we do in Rock Choir and Will was telling us in their household they have a very diverse music taste and George is very much into AC/DC and Led Zeppelin."
It was quite interesting to hear that," Caroline told the Press Association ahead of the concert at Windsor Castle.
If the time comes when Prince George is crowned King, then the Coronation concert may have a very different complexion.
Ultimately, Prince William's admission only further grows the bond between his family and the public, as they come across as the most grounded of the Royals.
Another choir member Sam Leckenby spoke to Will, adding: "They mentioned they were quite pleased yesterday’s ceremony wasn’t the original five hours long. They were just really lovely."
Recent polls have suggested that after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, her grandson Prince William, Kate Middleton, and their young brood are the most popular members of the Royal Family.
And with George's newfound love of classic rock bands, he might just endear himself to a completely different section of the public.
Given George is only nine years old, he's not a 'hellraiser' just yet with Prince William confessing that the historic Coronation duties took their toll on his children.
Someone close to the family revealed that William said George, Charlotte and Louis were "so tired" and that he worried about waking them up in time for school after the long bank holiday.