Listeners to BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills had no idea what they were tuning in to. For them to discover that the two parents discussing their children’s favourite programmes live on air were actually the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge must have taken them by surprise- to say the least.
In a shock appearance that left DJ Adele Roberts shaking, the Royals took the guest chairs to encourage people to run in the London Marathon and reveal a thing or two about their household routines.
The 20-minute interview featured some candid answers and plenty of tongue-in-cheek remarks. Answering a question on whether they order food to Buckingham Palace, the pair said that although they don’t, they still get their favourite curry takeaways.
And because it was the Queen’s birthday, there was the inevitable question of gifts.
Prince William revealed that it was always going to be difficult choosing something worthwhile after 91 years, adding that Prince George was relied on to provide something special this year.
“It’s quite hard to know what to give the Queen for a ninety-first birthday,’’ said the prince.
“We’ve tried making a few things. Now the great-grandchildren are around, they can make things, and of course, that goes down really well.”
“George does, he’s very good at arts and crafts.”
When Kate wondered whether he was ”taking credit for the arts and crafts,” her husband quipped that “This is putting the marriage on the line.”
Vetted about whether they ever found a gift from world leaders ‘weird’, the Duke tried to maintain a diplomatic tone, saying that all presents they received were ‘fantastic’ and that ‘’we are very grateful.’’
The lighthearted chat wrapped up with the royal couple testing their voice for a royal introduction of the week’s official chart.
William said, “This is a very official special chart.
“It’s a huge battle again for number 1 this week.”
The interview comes as the Cambridges, along with Prince Harry, ramp up preparations ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday; an occasion that will be used to promote mental health issues under the umbrella of the Heads Together campaign.