Prince William has revealed that his youngest son Louis is a big fan of pop group OneRepublic.
The Prince of Wales, 41, met the American singers backstage at the Earthshot Awards ceremony in Singapore last night.
Addressing the group, famous for their songs Counting Stars and Apologize, the future king said: “I can’t thank you enough.”
‘You were great. What a way to start the show. It was incredible.
“Louis, my youngest, loves your songs,” he added, before admitting that 10-year-old Prince George still loves veteran AC/DC rockers.
Prince William has revealed that his youngest son Louis is a big fan of pop group OneRepublic. The royal is pictured with the group
Louis (pictured with his mother, the Princess of Wales) loves 2000s pop stars, says William
The prince met the band backstage after Tuesday night’s show at the 1,500-seat Mediacorp theater and congratulated them on their performance, which opened proceedings.
In May, William revealed that George was a big fan of the Australian rockers and Led Zeppelin.
On an evening where the main topic was the need for urgent action to tackle climate change and other environmental threats facing the world, William, 41, told British indie band Bastille about their interpretation of Pompeii – about the disaster that struck the Roman city when Mount Vesuvius erupted in AD 79 – the show’s closing deeply affected the audience around it.
He said the song, performed by the group with the Voices of Singapore choir and singer Freya Ridings, was the perfect way to end the proceedings.
“You guys ruined everything. Honestly, it was incredibly emotional, it was very powerful and I didn’t want it to end.
“And everyone in front of me was crying. I mean, I couldn’t see behind me but there were tears everywhere. It was so powerful and a great way to end the show. So thank you very much.
South African actress Nomzano Mbatha, who presented one of the awards, told William she was in tears at the end. “It was amazing,” she said.
The prince thanked co-hosts, actors Hannah Waddingham and Sterling K Brown.
American pop rock band OneRepublic looked amused as they chatted with William ahead of the event
Prince William’s humor seemed to be on point as he repeatedly made Lana Condor, Hannah Waddingham and Sterling K Brown laugh.
“You were brilliant. The chemistry was oozing,” he said.
Brown said: “We had a great time. There were a few problems but we managed to get through them.
William enthused about the Earthshot finalists, saying they were the real heroes of the evening and he hopes developing their businesses will help solve some of the world’s environmental problems.
“I think we raised the bar this year. The best yet,” he told the artists.
Earlier, William congratulated the winners, who were waiting for him, holding their awards, which are made from recycled materials including brass from water pipe fittings, household waste and tiny metal elements filtered from sewage sludge.
Green glamour! Hannah Waddingham walks with the Prince of Wales as he arrives for the 2023 Earthshot Awards ceremony, at the Mediacorp Theatre, Singapore on Tuesday.
On the music side, the British group Bastille was also present at the event at the invitation of Prince William.
The prince, who met the finalists earlier in the day before the results were announced, walked in clapping his hands and smiling widely, and said: “Hey, well done.” I’m so happy for you. I tried to keep a straight face seeing you all today. I tried not to give anything away. I hope none of you are reading this.
He told them: “I am so proud of you all. Really well done.
William, who congratulated them on their speeches, added: “I hope you feel the love and support because that’s what is there. This is for all the hard work you have done.
“And many of you have been doing this for a long, long time and have never really been recognized for all the hard work that you’ve done. So take this moment to really enjoy it. Everyone is grateful and supportive of everything this hard work.the work that you have done.
He told them: “The Earthshot Prize is nothing without you guys. »
William promised to visit all the winners from all over the world. ‘I’ll do. The great thing is that I now have many opportunities to visit you. Over the years, I now have many friends all over the world that I can visit.
He added: “Well done, guys. Sorry, we didn’t give you your awards on stage. Everyone was afraid you’d let them down.
“They’re safe in your hands now, that’s what matters.” »
He asked for a group photo to be taken with the winners.