As part of their tour of Canada and Hollywood the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made an impromptu guest appearance at a gig held by rock band Skid Row.
For the first time in his life and unlike his Grand-Mother, William had no need to ask ‘And what do you do’. He knew all too well ‘what they do’.
Picking up a guitar and throwing the strap over his shoulder, William instantly remembered the chords of ‘Youth Gone Wild’, the Row’s biggest hit.
Being a fan of the band since early childhood, and having attended several of their concerts Kate couldn’t recall seeing William in the group. That, however, was probably due to the fact that, firstly, he was introduced as Wills.I.Am.Not, and secondly he was dressed in a long dark wig, leather trousers and check shirt. With the addition of dark glasses once owned by Ozzy Osbourne it’s not surprising she failed to recognise him.
Kate could not believe her luck that, not only has she bagged herself a Prince, but a Prince of Rock. These were moments she would treasure for the rest of her life. The wedding may have been a fairy tale, but this really was a dream come true.
It wasn’t until the Prince (of rock) came off stage that he was informed by one of his aides that they’d ended up at the wrong venue.
He took it all in good faith and even managed a dig at his brother. He said “maybe one day my brother Harry will reach the heights of Skid Row”.