Prince William discussing Strictly Come Dancing is our Friday mood.
Words by Nicole Cherruault
At a recent charity gala for the homeless charity “Centrepoint”, Prince William revealed – to the joy of many, that his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge and his mother-in-law Carole Middleton are devoted Strictly Come Dancing fans.
Whilst chatting to host Claudia Winkleman, he admitted that he had only seen the show a couple of times but was keen to assure the presenter that his wife Kate is an avid viewer.
Despite his relatively inexperienced understanding of the show, however, he was still able to question the presenter’s lack of on-screen dancing, to which she jokingly replied, ‘I’m too creaky!’
And for what may have seemed like an off-the-cusp comment about his wife’s preferred TV show, has in fact proven to be the royal stamp of approval we have all been waiting for.
Much like our indefatigable conversations about London’s best tube lines or unprompted assertions about “the change in weather”, we can now officially (thanks to his royal highness) accept the dance show as integral to our nation’s cultural lexicon.
Joining as a patron in 2005, Prince William has been a fervent supporter of “Centrepoint” and the work it does towards reducing homelessness. The charity event, which took place last Wednesday, had the royal open Apprenticeship House which will help displaced youngsters on their road to independent living.
Following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana, the Duke visited the house before the official opening to converse with residents in a bid to better understand the state of homelessness in our country.