Prince William considers Tina Turner as a key to his memories.
After a protracted illness, Tina Turner, the Queen of Rock 'n' Roll, passed away at the age of 83 in her home in Switzerland.
The heir to the throne has previously acknowledged being a major fan of the singing sensation after vowing to keep his beloved mother Princess Diana's memory alive by listening to the star's innumerable hits.
William acknowledged having a special spot for the US legend's 1989 cover of Bonnie Tyler's The Best in a December 2021 interview.
William, 40, who is beaming about enjoying the music, said it makes him think back to his youth and a "real family moment" he had while driving to school with his mother Diana and brother Harry.
William revealed to listeners on Apple's radio programme Time To Walk that the group would play a range of music while driving to and from school.
His mother would make up songs to lighten the mood before he returned to boarding school; one song, in particular, has stayed with him over the years.
He explained: "When I was younger, Harry and I, we were at boarding school. And my mother used to play all sorts of songs to kind of while away the anxiety of going back to school.
“And one of the songs I massively remember and has stuck with me all this time, and I still, to this day, still quite enjoy secretly, is Tina Turner's 'The Best' because sitting in the backseat, singing away, it felt like a real family moment.”
"And my mother, she'd be driving along, singing at the top of her voice. And we'd even get the policeman in the car, he’d be occasionally singing along as well.”
“You'd be singing and listening to the music right the way out into the gates of school when they dropped you off. When I listen to it now, it takes me back to those car rides and brings back lots of memories of my mother.”
In her new country close to Zurich near Switzerland, the What's Love Got To Do With It singer, real name Anna Mae Bullock, passed away quietly on Wednesday.