Even members of the royal family have an embarrassing time every now and then, and Prince William has one he still struggles to erase from his memory a decade later.
On a special Christmas episode of Apple Fitness + Time to walk series, William remembered when Taylor Swift took him on stage for an impromptu song on Jon Bon Jovi’s “Livin ‘on a Prayer” for a charity event at Kensington Palace in 2013, and he still has a grimace just the idea. “I can’t believe I’m really telling this story,” he began, according to People. âWhen I sat down to watch Jon Bon Jovi do his performance, I thought, ‘That’s it. My work is done. I’m going to have dinner in a minute, and maybe I can chat with some people, and, you know, I’m kinda on vacation now. I didn’t think about what was going to happen next. “
He continued, âI’m sitting next to Taylor Swift. She’s to my left. And after Jon does his first song, there’s a pause, and she turns to me. She puts her hand on my arm. , looks me in the eye, and says, ‘Come on, William. Let’s go sing.’ “
Surprised by his own response, William stood up and followed Taylor’s orders. âTo this day, I still don’t know what got hold of me. Honestly, even now, I curl up on what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in. But, frankly, I do. Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm and says, ‘Come with me …’ I stood up like a puppy and said, ‘Yeah, okay that looks like it is. a good idea. I’ll follow you, “he said, adding that he was” in a trance “the first half of the song. But in the final part, the royal says he got away with realizing he forgot the lyrics. “I’m like, ‘Am I standing on stage singing’ Livin ‘On a Prayer’ when I don’t even know the words? ‘”
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The enthusiasm of the audience prevented him from leaving the stage. “So I was like, ‘Well, if they take advantage, then the night is for them. So fuck it. I can’t be the idiot who’s going to mess it up for everyone,” William said. “And so I desperately try to remember certain words and sing as loud as I can. Under my black tie there was a lot of sweat. I felt like a swan, where I tried to stay calm on the outside, but inside, the little legs paddled fast. “
Elsewhere in the episode, William shared a sweet memory of him and Harry singing in the backseat of his mother’s car, Princess Diana, on Tina Turner’s “The Best” on the way home. boarding school, and he also revealed his family’s unexpected morning ritual: a dance party in the kitchen.