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Like you, Prince William prepares for the week ahead by listening to AC/DC

By | Published on Monday 6 December 2021


Here’s a thing. Apparently Prince William likes a bit of AC/DC on a Monday morning. That’s what he says, anyway.

P Willo makes the comment in his contribution to Apple’s Time To Walk series – the tech giant’s podcast/workout hybrid for Fitness+ subscribers. The 38 minute monologue, interspersed with musical selections, was recorded on a stroll around the Queen’s Sandringham estate.

“There’s nothing better than, on a Monday morning, when you’re a bit bleary-eyed after the weekend and trying to get yourself back into the grind of the week, listening to AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck'”, he says, towards the end of the monologue.

“I have to say the first time I put it on, and I’ve heard it a million times now, I was kind of, like, ‘Well, this is quite heavy for a Monday morning”, he adds. “But now, when I listen to it, it’s the best tonic for a Monday morning. It absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best mood possible, and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone”.

He warns unsuspecting listeners that the song is likely to make them “walk quite fast”, while all “the headbanging” might add “a skip in your step”. It is, he says, “a difficult song not to dance to or to nod along to”.

That’s our future king, ladies and gentlemen. And I wholeheartedly endorse his proposal to update the national anthem to ‘Thunderstruck’. I assume that’s what that was. His other musical choices, by the way, were Shakira’s ‘Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)’ and ‘The Best’ by Tina Turner. The latter would actually be a funnier national anthem, now I think about it.