"My mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school," William said earlier in an interview.
Prince William, in a previous episode of Apple Fitness+'s Time to Walk series, shared a touching anecdote about his mother, the late Princess Diana, and their love for Tina Turner's music. The Duke of Cambridge reminisced about their "family moment" of singing Tina Turner songs at the top of their voices as Diana drove him and his brother, Prince Harry, to school.
The world mourns the loss of legendary rock and roll singer Tina Turner, who passed away at the age of 83 on May 24 at her home in Kusnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. Turner, known as the "Queen of Rock 'n' Roll," leaves behind a remarkable musical legacy and serves as an inspiration to countless artists and fans worldwide.
In a episode of Apple Fitness' Time to Walk Prince William revealed that he regularly thinks of Princess Diana, especially when listening to “The Best” by Tina Turner.— RoyalWales (@cambridgepower) May 24, 2023
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According to Prince William, during boarding school days, Princess Diana would play various songs to ease their anxiety about returning to school. One song that left a lasting impression on Prince William was Tina Turner's The Best, per New York Post. He fondly remembered sitting in the backseat, singing along with his mother, creating a sense of togetherness and warmth.
Prince William Revealed Why 1 Tina Turner Song Reminds Him of Princess Diana: It ‘Brings Back Lots of Memories of My Mother’#PrinceWilliam #PrincessDiana #Tina_Turner pic.twitter.com/uwhfLEEayk— The Culture Mix (@MusicSuiteC) May 25, 2023
The shared experience continued as even the occasional police officer in their car would join in the singing. The Prince admitted that the memories of those car rides and singing sessions with his mother have stayed with him over the years. Listening to The Best today takes him back to those special moments.
"When I was younger, Harry and I, we were at boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school," William said at the time, reports Independent. "And one of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time – and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly – is Tina Turner's The Best, because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment."
Now, as a father of three – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – Prince William tries to create similar experiences with his own children, prioritizing their song choices in the morning.
In response to Tina Turner's passing, tributes have poured in from celebrities around the world. Mick Jagger, the frontman of The Rolling Stones, expressed his sadness and shared heartfelt memories of his collaboration with Turner during Live Aid in 1985. He described her as an immensely talented performer and singer who had a profound impact on his career. Other stars, including Beyoncé, Paloma Faith, and Naomi Campbell, also paid tribute to the iconic singer. Diana Ross, a music legend, expressed shock and sadness upon hearing the news of Tina Turner's death, highlighting the profound impact she had on the music industry.
As the world mourns the loss of Tina Turner, her music and enduring legacy will continue to inspire generations to come. Her contributions to the rock and roll genre and her boundless energy will forever be cherished.
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