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Bass guitars and babies: how The Duke of Cambridge went back to work


The Duke of Cambridge is back at work following the birth of Princess Charlotte

With a new baby in the house, he knows the value of peace and quiet but The Duke of Cambridge has revealed he has a rather noisy hobby that might not go down so well with his wife at the moment. As he made his first public appearance in the UK since the birth of Princess Charlotte, Prince William has confessed that he likes playing the bass guitar.

The revelation came as The Duke of Cambridge carried out an investiture at Windsor Castle on Tuesday. William presented an MBE to Brinsley Forde. Forde is known for his acting work as well as being part of chart-topping band Aswad, afterwards told reporters that he had a new bass player saying ‘you might know him as The Duke of Cambridge’. Mr Forde said that William told him ‘I’m a bit good on the bass guitar’ and joked he might try and sign him up ‘but he’s got such a lot of other duties I don’t know whether he’ll have time to do it’.

Brinsley Forde MBE, who was recognized for his services to the arts, said he also spoke to The Duke of Cambridge about babies as he is about to become a grandfather again and added ‘I congratulated him on the birth of Charlotte’.

The investiture came just hours after William had visited Switzerland for his first actual engagement after the birth of his daughter who arrived on May 2nd 2015. The Duke of Cambridge was in Gland in the west of the country for a meeting of United for Wildlife, the organization he helped found which campaigns to end the illegal wildlife trade.

And now that William is back at work, he has a packed agenda for the coming days. On Wednesday he will meet the England Women’s Football Team at the FA’s National Football Centre as they prepare to head to Canada for the World Cup which starts next month. And on Thursday, The Duke of Cambridge is back at Windsor Castle for a dinner and reception marking the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust of which he is patron.

His packed agenda means he’ll be spending quite a bit of time away from Anmer Hall in Norfolk for the next few days. This might just give Kate enough time to hide that bass guitar, just in case he starts playing and wakes the children up.

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