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6 Things We Learned When William and Kate Visited BBC Radio 1

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ended their busy week with a surprise visit to the BBC Radio 1 studios on Friday, surprising Scott Mills during his afternoon show. The royal couple were there to discuss their charity Heads Together, promoting mental health awareness and reducing stigma surrounding it, but they also found time to share some tidbits about life as part of one of world's most famous families. They were in fine form, giggling with the DJ as they discussed everything from their family to their favourite foods. Here are just a few of the things we learned.

It's hard to buy birthday presents for the Queen

The interview took place on the Queen's 91st birthday, so of course talk turned to the perfect present. "It's quite hard to know what to get the Queen to be honest," William confessed. Kate explained that having George and Charlotte around makes it a little easier. "Now we have grandchildren around they can make things!"

Prince George takes his TV really seriously

It sounds like Kensington Palace and Anmer Hall are just like any other home with young children in — you can't escape Peppa Pig and Paw Patrol. William discussed children's TV shows, admitting "some of them are really good. You have to pretend you're interested, if not George gets offended that you're not taking it seriously."


Kate, Catherine, the Duchess . . . she really doesn't mind what you call her

Scott questioned the fact Prince Harry referred to his sister-in-law as "Cath" in a recent video. "Everyone calls you Kate, don't they?" He asked. She replied, "I will answer to most things!"

Kate's a fan of spicy food!

Scott asked the pair if they ever order takeaway food, to which Kate replied "Absolutely!" and explained that her favourite is curry. William's apparently a fan of milder options. "I'm not so good with spicy food. It doesn't usually get ordered to the Palace to be honest. Normally someone goes and picks it up!"

William texts in to Radio 1 under a fake name

William confessed to texting the station occasionally asking for shout-outs on air, despite being on of Radio 1's more "mature" listeners. "I got a shout-out the other day from Adele and one ages ago from Sara Cox. I felt very privileged. I'm probably on the edge of your age limit, I'm probably supposed to go on Radio 2 now, but I'm hanging on in there!"

Even royals love a music festival

William described having "a very sweaty mad one with Tinie Tempah!" at Radio 1's Big Weekend. When Scott asked if they'd ever considered an incognito appearance at a gig or festival, fake beards and all, the future king cheekily replied, "Who's to say we haven't done that already?"

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