Gone are the recent dramas about the royal family, Elizabeth II's changing public stance, and the birth of Lilibet. On Sunday, Prince Charles was the guest on the Hospital Broadcasting Association radio programme to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the NHS, the UK's public health system.
On this occasion, the son of the Queen of England took the opportunity to bring a little levity in the hopes to forget for a moment the current context in the UK, and made some disconcerting revelations.
Prince Charles' favourite songs
During the pre-recorded radio show, which aired on Sunday 4 July 2021 at noon UK time, the Prince of Wales spoke about his favourite songs, as revealed by The Independent. What's on the future UK monarch's playlist? Not necessarily what you'd expect. While he announced that one song gave him, at the time, an 'irresistible urge to get up and dance,' Charles mentioned a groovy disco track: 'Givin' Up, Givin' In,' by Three Degrees.
A song that doesn't necessarily fit the Prince of Wales' image. But if you look back a few years, 43 to be precise, it's not really surprising. The band played a concert for the 30th birthday of William and Harry's father.
Prince Charles' playlist unveiled
And the surprises don't stop there. As Prince Charles continued his interview, he revealed the rest of his colourful playlist: 'Don't Rain On My Parade,' by Barbara Streisand, whom he had seen on stage as a young lieutenant. But also 'Upside Down,' by Diana Ross, 'La Vie en Rose,' by Édith Piaf, or 'You're A Lady,' by Peter Skellern.
The least we can say is that the future monarch of the United Kingdom has a good taste in music!