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Princes William and Harry watch ‘Idol’

Royal boys also like re-runs of ‘Friends’
/ Source: The Associated Press

Princes William and Harry have admitted to a royal indulgence — “American Idol.”

In a television interview to be broadcast Saturday, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Harry reveal that the young royals have an appetite for reality TV.

“He won’t admit to it but we did both watch it, especially the American ‘Pop Idol,”’ said the 21-year-old Harry, pointing to his brother William, 23, and referring to the original British show that inspired “American Idol.”

The lighthearted interview — excerpts of which were released Friday — was made as part of the celebrations of the 30th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust, a charity that Charles founded to help the underprivileged.

William, second in line to the throne as the son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, joked about his younger brother’s musical tastes, saying they were “pretty shocking.” He gave no examples but said they did like some of the same groups.

The royal duo said they often fight over the remote control.

“‘Friends’ is always a safe bet,” said Prince Harry, a recent graduate of Sandhurst military academy.

A concert at the Tower of London on Saturday will mark the anniversary of The Prince’s Trust. Scheduled performers include Ozzy Osbourne, Annie Lennox and Lionel Richie.