Princess Charlotte has a very impressive secret talent that makes Kate 'very happy'

The 8-year-old has so many talents!

Princess Charlotte of Cambridge watches a flypast from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during Trooping the Colour on June 2, 2022 in London, England. Trooping The Colour
(Image credit: Getty Images)

Princess Charlotte once made her mum's day when she showed off one of her many talents at home.

When Princess Kate visited Vsi Razom Community Hub in Bracknell last autumn, she had a sweet chat with 8-year-old Liza, telling her: "I heard my daughter singing this morning and it’s a song called 'Shine Jesus Shine' and that made me very happy this morning" (via the Mirror).

Liza looked excited when Kate said that, so the royal added: "Do you know that song? Does it have the same tune? I heard that this morning and it made me very happy."

We already knew Charlotte was a big music fan thanks to Prince William, who once revealed on a podcast that his little ones all love "Waka Waka" by Shakira, but that his daughter is the most enthusiastic about it.

"There’s a lot of hip movements going along with a lot of dressing up," he said at the time. "Charlotte particularly is running around the kitchen, in her dresses and ballet stuff. She goes completely crazy with Louis following her around trying to do the same thing." Precious!

Music may very well be in Charlotte's genes, since mum Kate is a keen piano player — as she beautifully demonstrated during her first Christmas Carol Service in 2021.

Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge perform during the Winter Whites Gala In Aid Of Centrepoint on November 26, 2013 in London, England

(Image credit: Getty Images)

Dad Prince William has also been known to carry a tune here and there — although not particularly by choice.

In 2013, the then-Duke of Cambridge was coaxed by one Taylor Alison Swift into jumping on stage with Jon Bon Jovi to sing "Livin' on a Prayer." We know, we can hardly believe this is real either.

Anyway, speaking on Apple Fitness+’s Time to Walk podcast in 2021, William recounted how mortifying the episode was for him.

"To this day, I still do not know what came over me," he said. "Honestly, even now I’m cringing at what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in. But frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm, and says, 'Come with me.' I got up like a puppy and went, 'Yeah OK, that seems like a great idea. I’ll follow you.'

"I walked up on stage in a trance, and then sort of halfway through Jon Bon Jovi’s 'Livin’ on a Prayer' song, I wake up, and I’m thinking to myself, 'Am I standing on the stage singing when I don’t even know the words?'"

Incredible stuff.

Iris Goldsztajn
Iris Goldsztajn is a celebrity and royal news writer for Marie Claire. As a London-based freelance journalist, she writes about wellness, relationships, pop culture, beauty and more for the likes of InStyle, Women's Health, Bustle, Stylist and Red. Aside from her quasi-personal investment in celebs' comings and goings, Iris is especially interested in debunking diet culture and destigmatising mental health struggles. Previously, she was the associate editor for Her Campus, where she oversaw the style and beauty news sections, as well as producing gift guides, personal essays and celebrity interviews. There, she worked remotely from Los Angeles, after returning from a three-month stint as an editorial intern for in New York. As an undergraduate at the University of California, Los Angeles, she interned at goop and C California Style and served as Her Campus' national style and LGBTQ+ editor. Iris was born and raised in France by a French father and an English mother. Her Spotify Wrapped is riddled with country music and One Direction, and she can typically be found eating her body weight in cheap chocolate.