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During a private engagement early last week, Prince William opened up about a sweet similarity his late mother, Princess Diana, and his eldest son, Prince George, share.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge met with some of the Teen Heroes from BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards at a reception at Kensington Palace – young people who have all achieved brilliant things.
And during the afternoon, Prince William got chatting to 14-year-old Junior, who currently holds the title of UK Freestyle Street Dance Champion.
In a video from the official Kensington Palace social media accounts, royal fans caught a glimpse of William’s conversation with Junior, where he revealed that George is proving to be a huge fan of dancing – just like his grandmother, Princess Diana was.
He said, “George is doing dancing as well, he loves it.
“And my mother always used to dance, she loved dancing. And if it’s something you love, you do what you love. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Keep at it.” – while Junior nodded in agreement.
Junior himself was bullied for being a male dancer, leading him to set up his own social media campaign called #BoysCanDance. He’s since raised £30,000 for charities, and was even a Youth Board Member on the Diana Award National Anti-Bullying Youth Board – a poignant connection to the late Princess.
Princess Diana was regularly pictured dancing, at both official state events and at more casual affairs. So it’s no surprise that Prince William seems keen to have his own son continue on with something his mother loved so much.
Earlier on in the engagement, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and William, shared a sweet joke about his dancing skills – or lack thereof.
The Duke asked Junior, “Can you spin on your head?”, and he replied, “I can’t yet.”
William laughed, and said back, “Ah, see, that’s always what I want to ask people when they do street-dancing. Because I can’t do it.”
But then, Catherine stepped in and joked, “You look great break-dancing.” To which William hilariously responded, “No. Well, yes, break-dancing literally where I break myself.”
The gag left the Duchess and the young people around her in fits of giggles, and were not surprised. Prince William break-dancing is something we’d love to see!