RF. Prince William's Viral Dance Moves at Taylor Swift's Concert Are Drawing Comparisons to Son Prince Louis

Jun 26, 2024
RF. Prince William's Viral Dance Moves at Taylor Swift's Concert Are Drawing Comparisons to Son Prince Louis
Prince Louis of Cambridge sits on his father Prince William, Duke of Cambridge's lap as they attend the Platinum Pageant on The Mall on June 5, 2022 in London, England.
Prince Louis and Prince William at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022. PHOTO: 


Prince Louis may have inherited his dad Prince William's dance moves!

The Prince of Wales attended Taylor Swift's concert in London on June 21 with his children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, doubling as his 42nd birthday outing. During the song "Shake It Off," a fan-captured video showed William letting loose as he bopped to the beat with his arms outstretched.

Fans quickly drew comparisons to Prince Louis' dance moves from Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022, marking her historic 70-year reign. A video shared on social media compared the two moments, cutting between Prince William dancing at the Swift concert and Prince Louis similarly shaking his hips at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

Prince Louis, now 6, stole the show by displaying his playful personality at the Platinum Jubilee events, including his enthusiastic waves, animated faces and interactions with older siblings. Even Prince William and Princess Kate couldn't help but acknowledge their son's adorable behavior. The royal couple ended Platinum Jubilee celebrations by sharing a social media post that said, "We all had an incredible time, especially Louis…"

The Prince and Princess of Wales' youngest child recently displayed his dancing abilities again at Trooping the Colour on June 15, swaying his hips from side to side as he danced to the band's music — until big sister Princess Charlotte appeared to tell him to "stop."

Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, (L) and her son Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) react during the Platinum Pageant in London on June 5, 2022 as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations.
Kate Middleton and Prince Louis at the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5, 2022. 


The candid moment at the Swift concert isn't the first time Prince William has shown off his dancing skills.

He and Kate Middleton spent their final day on a 2012 tour of Southeast Asia savoring local flavors and traditions, including Polynesian-style grass skirts and floral headwear, in Tuvalu while representing Queen Elizabeth on a trip to the South Pacific. The couple joined in with the dancing at the Vaiku Falekaupule ceremony, with Prince William swaying as he tried to copy the dancers' hand movements.

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Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge dance with the ladies at the Vaiku Falekaupule for an entertainment programme on September 18, 2012 in Tuvalu. Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge are on a Diamond Jubilee tour representing the Queen taking in Singapore, Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.
Prince William and Kate Middleton dance in Tuvalu on Sept. 18, 2012. 


The Prince and Princess of Wales hit the dance floor again during their 2022 visit to Belize, dancing the local "punta" as they immersed themselves in Garifuna culture.

Laura Cacho, who helped host the visit, told PEOPLE at the time, "They are an amazing couple and we would love them to come any time with their children Charlotte, George and Louis. They really know how to dance. They took the culture from me, and I didn't need to teach them. They're so good at it. They were excellent."

Britain's Prince William (R) dances with a Garifuna women at Hopkins Village, Belize on March 20, 2022.
Prince William dances in Belize on March 20, 2022. JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP VIA GETTY

In addition to dance moves, Prince William has also stepped up to the microphone for some singing...with none other than Swift! In 2013, the royal was led to the stage by the pop star during a charity event at Kensington Palace, and the pair joined Jon Bon Jovi for a rendition of "Livin' on a Prayer.' "

Prince William later recalled in the Apple Fitness+'s Time to Walk series, "When I sat down to watch Jon Bon Jovi do his performance, I thought, 'That's it. My job is done. I'll get a dinner in a minute, and I might be able to have a chat to some people, and, you know, I'm off-duty a little bit now.' Little did I think what was going to happen next. I'm sat next to Taylor Swift. She's on my left. And after Jon does his first song, there's a pause and she turns to me. She puts her hand on my arm, looks me in the eye, and says, 'Come on, William. Let's go and sing.' "

"To this day, I still do not know what came over me," the royal continued. "Honestly, even now, I'm cringing at what happened next, and I don't understand why I gave in. But, frankly, if Taylor Swift looks you in the eye, touches your arm, and says, 'Come with me…' I got up like a puppy and went, 'Yeah, okay, that seems like a great idea. I'll follow you.' "

Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, sings with US musician's Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at the Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace in London, on November 26, 2013
From left: Taylor Swift, Jon Bon Jovi and Prince William perform at a charity event on Nov. 26, 2013. 


Prince William marked his reunion with Swift with a selfie featuring Prince George, 10, and Princess Charlotte, 9, taken by the pop star herself.

"Thank you @taylorswift for a great evening! #LondonTSTheErastour," a pic of the moment was captioned on Prince William's social media pages.

Swift, 34, shared a selfie on her own Instagram account, also featuring her boyfriend, Travis Kelce. (The photo is the first time she and Kelce, 34, have appeared in a social media post together.)

"Happy Bday M8! London shows are off to a splendid start 🇬🇧🇺🇸🤝," the singer captioned her post.


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