Prince William and Duchess Kate have not missed a mark on their trip Down Under, and now the royals can say they have not missed a beat either.
After spending a night alone at a luxurious resort near Uluru in Australia, the duke and duchess arrived today in Adelaide, Australia, where they visited a music studio and gave DJ-ing a spin, literally.
Kate, 32, and William, 31, egged each other on as to who would be the first to spin tracks as they visited the Northern Sound System, an alternative learning center focused on music in the suburb of Elizabeth, which is named after Prince William’s grandmother, the queen.
“She was fantastic,” Shane Petersen, a workshop facilitator in the hip-hop class the couple visited, told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation of Kate’s DJ-ing ability. “But [William] can fly a helicopter, so it’s horses for courses.”
Kate also showed off her dancing, following along with students as they showed her a type of wave dance move.
When it was William’s turn to scratch the records, he also revealed what type of music is perhaps on his iPod, if he owns one, or playing in Kensington Palace.
“I like house music,” William said, according to the ABC. “I still like a bit of rock’n'roll and the classics, and a bit of R&B.”
The couple’s son, Prince George, was not with his parents on this leg of the royal family’s first official trip overseas since George’s birth, but the young prince was never far from his parents’ minds, particularly on this, George’s nine-month birthday.
The couple unveiled a plaque in Adelaide renaming the city’s center square as Prince George Plaza and also accepted on George’s behalf a green, custom-made skateboard that featured “George” on the bottom flanked by Australian flags and kangaroos.
“[Prince William] loved it and Kate thought that the design was nice,” said skateboarder Luke Haldenby, who presented it to William and Kate, according to the ABC.
Prince William declined the crowd’s urging to give George’s skateboard a try but he did take up the offer to contribute to a spray paint mural being created by a group known as the Aerosol Angels.
“He did a pretty good job, and he admitted when he’d finished his bit of artwork that he was now addicted,” said the group’s leader, Simon Burt, according to the BBC.