Prince William spoke about his eldest son Prince George’s love of dance as he chatted at a reception held at Kensington Palace for this year’s BBC Radio 1 Teen Awards’ Teen Heroes of 2018.
The 36-year-old, who was joined by Kate Middleton, also 36, at the event, discussed his late mother with 14-year-old Junior, who experienced horrific bullying from the age of six for being a male dancer.
Junior, who is the current U.K. Freestyle Street Dance champion, has since set up the hashtag #BoysCanDance and has managed to raise over $500,000 for charities by performing at different events.
William told him, “George is doing dancing as well, he loves it. My mother always used to dance, she loved dancing. And if it’s something you love, you do what you love. Don’t let anyone else tell you otherwise. Keep at it.”
The royal then asked, “Can you spin on your head?” before he joked when Middleton made a comment about break dancing: “Break dancing literally where I break myself!”
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge held the reception at the Palace on Wednesday, before the Radio 1 Teen Awards took place at Wembley Arena on Sunday.