William’s first royal duty was on Monday, May 18, when he arrived in Switzerland to support a cause that is very dear to him, United for Wildlife.
His second public appearance took place at the Windsor Castle in the Waterloo Chamber where he awarded reggae star Brinsley Forde, of ’80s band Aswad, an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire).
Speaking with People magazine, Forde told the mag that he congratulated the royal father-of-two for the birth of Princess Charlotte and then they “spent a little time talking, as my son Jermaine’s about to have a little one. So he congratulated me too.”
According to the reggae star, the Prince also talked about his little girl saying that, ‘She’s fine, she’s good.’
And surprisingly, William has a secret musical talent.
“He said he’s handy on the bass,” Forde revealed. “So you never know – we may have him playing bass soon.”
The Kensington Palace shared some photos from the event yesterday, May 19, on their official Twitter account.
“The Duke of Cambridge presented honours at #WindsorCastle today,” a tweet read.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 19, 2015
Brinsley Forde also took to Twitter to express his excitement and to thank Prince William for his award.
“Thanks Wills for my MBE, and to everyone who has supported me on this journey,” he wrote.
Thanks Wills for my MBE, and to everyone who has supported me on this journey pic.twitter.com/O8rRK4Sqwu
— Linvoy Primus (@LinvoyPrimusPro) May 19, 2015