Prince William’s secret talent has now been unleashed for all to know. On Tuesday, it was discovered that England’s future king has been holding out on us. It seems that the popular royal can really play the bass guitar.
People reports that the 32-year-old prince shared this hidden skill while he was speaking with reggae star, Brinsley Forde, after awarding him an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Waterloo Chamber of Windsor Castle.
Forde, a former member of the ’80s band, Aswad, told the magazine about William’s secret talent.
“He said he’s handy on the bass, so you never know – we may have him playing bass soon.”
Forde admits he’s not privy to what kind of music that the Duke of Cambridge plays to.
“I don’t know. Watch this space! We might have him out there,” Forde said.
Forde and William reportedly talked about their children. The former Aswad frontman said that he “congratulated him on Charlotte and we spent a little time talking, as my son Jermaine’s about to have a little one. So he congratulated me too.”
William told Forde that his new daughter is “fine, she’s doing good.”
It was a surprise to some that Prince William presented the MBE awards because he’s been busy with Charlotte and his wife during this time. Former Portsmouth soccer player, Linvoy Primus, was another recipient of the prestigious award. He was recognized for his charity, Faith in Football, it promotes young people to get involved with the sport and encourage involvement in education, business and community projects. Primus added that he was impressed by William’s appearance.
“We knew Prince Charles was away, and then there was the possibility of [William] looking after the new baby, so I was a little bit surprised,” Primus said.
Back to the guitar bit, how good is Prince William with his secret talent? According to ITV News, Forde says that he understands that he’s pretty good. The reggae star said that the Duke of Cambridge told him, “I’m a bit good on the bass guitar.”
William is reportedly a fan of rap and R&B music.
Aswad had the hit single “Don’t Turn Around” that topped the charts in 1988. The group was credited for putting British reggae music on the map.
William’s father, Prince Charles, was known to play cello. This is the first time people are learning about William’s secret talent on the guitar.
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