May 25, 2023 | 8:59
The Duke of Cambridge, his younger brother and their mother sang tunes on car journeys to school when they were young.
Prince William has fond memories of listening to Tina Turner with his late mother, Princess Diana, and brother, Prince Harry.
The “Proud Mary” crooner died Wednesday at the age of 83 after battling a long illness.
The Duke of Cambridge, 40, revealed a little tidbit on Apple’s ‘Time to Walk’ fitness podcast in 2021 and his statements resurfaced amid the singer’s passing.
William noted that Turner’s 1989 song “Simply the Best” was one of his favorite records.
He said at the time that the blow took him back to his childhood, specifically a moment he had with Diana and Harry, now 38, when they walked to school in car.
The Prince of Wales explained that many of Turner’s successes would help calm his and Harry’s nerves on the journey to class.
“And one of the songs that I remember overwhelmingly that’s stuck with me all this time, and that I still enjoy, to this day, still quite secretly, is Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’ because sitting on the backseat, singing, it was like real family time,” he said.
The father of three remembers: “And my mother, she was driving singing at the top of her voice. And we even got the policeman in the car, he also sang from time to time.
“You would be singing and listening to music all the way to the school gates when they dropped you off. When I listen to it now, it takes me back to those car rides and brings back a lot of memories of my mom,” William added.
The queen of rock ‘n’ roll passed away at her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, and news of her death was shared on her official Instagram account yesterday.
“It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” the note to fans said. “With her music and boundless passion for life, she has enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow.”
The statement continues: “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our sympathy goes to his family. Tina, you will be greatly missed.