Prince William: This is his secret hobby

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Read to find out this unexpected hobby of the Prince of Wales.

For the most part, a Royal family member's life is focused on official matters which includes providing their support toward certain causes, attending Royal events and presenting an image of elegance for the public as well as the media.

That being said, like every human being, the Royal family members have their own hobbies and personal tastes that they like to explore during their off-time, and Prince William has a few surprising ones.

Prince William: This is his secret hobby Max Mumby/Indigo

Hitting the waves

Reader's Digest reports that the Prince is a big fan of surfing, which is a surprising hobby because Britain is not exactly known to have an extensive surfing culture. Following the birth of Prince George, Prince William was pictured in a wet suit, hitting the waves in Devon, along the English coast. He was also seen alongside Prince Harry in Cornwall, having fun boogie-boarding with his brother.

During a surfing charity event in Cornwall, he said:

We should have brought our wet suits, I’m very jealous. Living by the beach is just perfect.

Additionally, the Prince is also a fan of football and polo, although the fact that he is left-handed made it difficult for him to play the latter sport. As for former sports, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton have often been photographed attending football events.

Prince William: This is his secret hobby Tim Graham

A secret hobby

Cosmopolitan reports that Drivetime host on Greatest Hits Radio, Simon Mayo recently discussed an interaction he had with the Prince, particularly noting how William was a fan of Faithless/Insomnia and Spiller/Groovejet. At this point, Mayo jokingly suggested that the Prince was 'clearly a bit of a clubber...'

Prince William responded by saying that he was maybe a 'secret clubber,' which comes as a surprise for many. That being said, appreciation of music certainly runs in the family. Cosmopolitan further reports that Prince William's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte get into heated discussions on the way to school about what music they want to listen to on the way.

On Apple's Time To Walk podcast, Prince William said:

Most mornings there’s a massive fight between Charlotte and George as to what song is played.

He further added:

One of the songs that the children are loving at the moment is Shakira's 'Waka Waka'. There’s a lot of hip movements going along with a lot of dressing up. 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.

In terms of his choice for morning music, Prince William said:

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's 'Thunderstruck' and it absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best mood possible, and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone.
Prince William: This is his secret hobby Mark Cuthbert

A downtime

Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge officially received the titles of Prince and Princess of Wales during the first speech given by King Charles III. From that point onward, the royal couple sprung into action to attend to their duties under their new titles.

Shortly after a trip to Ireland, the couple announced that they were taking a break from their Royal duties to be with their children during their half-term break, which takes place from 14 October to 31 October, reports Cosmopolitan. It is at these times the Prince may be willing to explore his personal interests.

Prince William: This is his secret hobby Anwar Hussein

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