Radio 1 listeners got a huge surprise on Friday when Prince William and his wife Catherine stopped by for a chat with DJ Scott Mills. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the radio station to wish DJ Adele Roberts the best of luck in Sunday’s London Marathon, which she is running for the Heads Together campaign. The royal couple are also supporting the mental health charity. William chatted at ease with Scott, and gave listeners a giggle when he mentioned his recent ski trip to Verbier in March and the now infamous ‘dad dancing’ incident. Scott asked if the couple ever attend concerts or gigs. William replied that it’s a bit tricky and said: "You know I've got in enough trouble with my dancing recently, so it's best to keep away from that."
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William and Kate appeared to have a fun time on the radio show, helping announce the singles chart and Kate introduced Ed Sheeran’s number one song Shape of You. When asked about what they like to watch on TV, William said: "Homeland, we're big fans of that, and Game Of Thrones." Being parents of two small children, the royal couple of course spend time watching children’s programmes. William told Scott: "Some of them are really good but you have to pretend you're really interested because George gets very upset if you're not showing due diligence to the characters." The Prince said Fireman Sam is his son’s favourite.
William and Kate joined DJs Scott Mills and Adele Roberts at Radio 1
On Thursday, William and Kate also joined Heart FM presenter Emma Bunton at the opening of the Global Academy for a discussion on the stigma surrounding mental health. Kate revealed why it was important to talk about it with people, saying: "It is lonely at times and you can feel quite isolated, but actually there are so many other mothers who are going through exactly the same thing that you are going through."
This Sunday the Duke and Duchess are set to attend the Virgin Money London Marathon to support the Heads Together campaign and cheer on those running for the mental health organisation. The charity has been named this year’s charity of the year for the marathon. Speaking recently in BBC One documentary Mind Over Marathon, William revealed that he still feels shock over the death of his mother Diana, Princess of Wales nearly 20 years ago. He said: "I still have shock within me - people say it can't last that long but it does. The shock is the biggest thing [which] I still feel 20 years later, about my mother. You never get over it, it's such an unbelievably big moment in your life that it never leaves you. You just learn to deal with it."