Every kid goes through a phase of wanting to hear the same song over and over and over again. For most youngsters, it’s a timeless rhyme like “Wheels On the Bus” or a poppy earworm like “Baby Shark.” But according to Prince William, his eldest son prefers to repeatedly listen to one that’s tied to their shared love of sports.
Before the Royal Variety Performance last December, William and Kate met with the entertainers for the evening. While shaking comedian Frank Skinner’s hand, the prince reportedly told him, “I listen to your football song every morning.”
William was referring to “Three Lions,” which Skinner co-wrote back in 1996 when England hosted the European Football Championship. The title comes from the mascot for the English national football team (or soccer, as we call it on this side of the pond). Fans still regularly chant the tune about how “football’s coming home” at games today.
Skinner admitted to talk show host Lorraine Kelly that he thought the future king was stretching the truth at first. However, it all made more sense when William explained, “George insists that we play it every morning.”
Hmm, a six-year-old who insists on hearing the same song on repeat — sound familiar? We love these adorable reminders that the royal family isn’t that different than rest of us, especially when it comes to the younger generations.
And we aren’t too surprised to learn that George is latching onto this English football anthem. Do you remember how excited the little sports fan got while he watched a “footie” match with his family in October last year?
Let us refresh your memory:
If the song gets George even half as amped up as he got watching his favorite team play, he’ll definitely be ready to tackle anything that comes his way after listening to it every day!