Prince William and Kate begin their day by rocking out to AC/DC’s Thunderstruck. The Queen is famous for her wakeup call to the sound of bagpipes. Now, the Duke says that his favorite morning music may also be a tribute to Scotland

  • Prince William revealed that Scotland was the inspiration for his morning tunes
  • According to him, the Cambridges begin their work week with Thunderstruck by AC/DC.
  • ‘There’s nothing better than listening to Thunderstruck,’ the 39-year-old said

His grandmother famously wakes to the sound of bagpipes, and now Prince William reveals that his favourite morning music also owes something to Scotland. 

He said that the Cambridges begin their week with Thunderstruck by AC/DC’s Australian rock band, formed in the Scottish brothers Angus Young and Malcolm Young.

Prince says the Cambridges start their working week by playing Thunderstruck, a track by AC/DC, the Australian rock band formed by Scottish-born brothers Angus, left, and Malcolm Young

Prince said that the Cambridges begin their week with Thunderstruck by AC/DC. This track was written by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, both from Scotland.

‘There’s nothing better, when you’re a bit bleary-eyed after the weekend and trying to get yourself back into the grind of the week, than listening to Thunderstruck,’ he says of a track that reached No13 in the UK charts in 1990.

The Prince adds: ‘It absolutely wakes you up, puts your week in the best mood possible, and you feel like you can take on anything and anyone… It’s a difficult song not to dance to or to nod along to.’