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Prince William Reveals How Taylor Swift Convinced Him to Sing on Stage with Her & Jon Bon Jovi!

Prince William Reveals How Taylor Swift Convinced Him to Sing on Stage with Her & Jon Bon Jovi!

Prince William is taking a trip down memory lane!

While appearing on the special Christmas episode of Apple Fitness+’s Time to Walk series, the 39-year-old Duke of Cambridge looked back at his famous performance with Taylor Swift at a charity event back in 2013, and revealed how the 31-year-old entertainer convinced him to join her on stage.

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During the Centrepoint Winter Whites Gala at Kensington Palace back in 2013, Taylor led William to stage for a very special rendition of “Livin’ on a Prayer” with Jon Bon Jovi.

“So, around about – it must be nearly 10 years ago now – I can’t believe I’m actually telling this story. I went to a charity fundraising gala for Centrepoint, which is a young homeless charity that I am very fond of and have supported for many years,” William recalled. “It’s an annual fundraiser, and I turn up, and Jon Bon Jovi and Taylor Swift are at the event, which nearly knocked me off my feet, as well.”

He continued, “When I sat down to watch Jon Bon Jovi do his performance, I thought, ‘That’s it. My job is done. I’ll get a dinner in a minute, and I might be able to have a chat to some people, and, you know, I’m off-duty a little bit now.’ Little did I think what was going to happen next.”

“I’m sat next to Taylor Swift. She’s on my left. And after Jon does his first song, there’s a pause, and she turns to me,” William explained. “She puts her hand on my arm, looks me in the eye, and says, ‘Come on, William. Let’s go and sing.”

Eight years later, William admits he still can’t believe he was able to get on stage and start singing with Taylor and Jon.

“To this day, I still do not know what came over me. Honestly, even now I’m cringing at what happened next, and I don’t understand why I gave in,” William said. “But, frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm, and says, ‘Come with me…’ I got up like a puppy and went, ‘Yeah, okay, that seems like a great idea. I’ll follow you.’

“I walked up on stage in a trance, and then sort of halfway through Jon Bon Jovi’s ‘Livin’ On a Prayer’ song, I wake up,” he continued. “And I’m thinking to myself, ‘Am I standing on the stage singing ‘Livin’ On a Prayer’ when I don’t even know the words?’

William added, “But the Centrepoint young guys and girls were there all loving it and cheering away. So I thought, ‘Well, if they’re enjoying it, then the night is for them. So sod it. I can’t be the doofus who’s going to ruin it for everyone.’”

“And so I desperately try and remember some of the words and sing as hard as I can. Beneath my black tie, there was a lot of sweating going on,” William said with a laugh. “I felt like a swan, where I was trying to keep myself composed on the outside, but inside, the little legs are paddling fast.”

Despite all of his years of experience being in front of crowds and on stage, William admits he was not prepared at all to sing in front of the audience.

“Now, a lot of people might think that I’m comfortable on stage. When I do speeches and things like that, I’ve done so many now, they’re not a problem,” William explained. “But I’ve not done singing. At times, when you’re taken out of your comfort zone, you’ve got to roll with it.

He added, “And I think we’ve gotten to the stage in this life where we do micromanage ourselves. We do worry about: how do we look on social media? Who said what about me? What am I wearing? There’s so many pressures, but I think making a fool of yourself is okay.”

“It’s okay to not take yourself too seriously and have those moments where you let go and you just go, ‘Do you know what? I’m okay with this,’” William concluded. “So, yeah, go on and have a laugh. And don’t go and watch the video of me singing. Or do go and watch it, but just laugh to yourself about how I was feeling.”

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