Prince William shouts 'the king is in the house' when he DJs, says Kate's uncle

Rebecca Taylor
·Royal Correspondent
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Britain's Prince William (R), Duke of Cambridge, uses a DJ set during a visit to the the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow, Scotland on April 4, 2013. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland,  visted the  Quarriers Stopover, which is a short-term residential unit for 14 young people aged between 16 and 25 who find themselves homeless.  AFP PHOTO / POOL / DANNY LAWSON        (Photo credit should read DANNY LAWSON/AFP via Getty Images)
Prince William shown the decks during a visit to the the Quarriers Stopover Project in Glasgow in 2013. Kate's uncle said he used to DJ when visiting Ibiza. (Danny Lawson/AFP)

Prince William liked to shout "the king is in the house" when he DJ'd on holiday before he married Kate, according to her uncle.

Sharing anecdotes about the royal couple's pre-wedding life, Gary Goldsmith revealed that William and Kate spent time at his home in Ibiza when they were dating.

He said: "They've had the full Ibiza experience and they've had a really good time.

"My friend was there who was helping them set up the outdoor DJ and he was teaching William about the beats and how to drop a track. He said the most important thing is to have a shoutout, something to say when you drop a really good track.

"Apparently William's go-to was 'the king's in the house'."

Gary Goldsmith, uncle of the bride, attends the wedding of Pippa Middleton and James Matthews at St Mark's Church in Englefield, west of London, on May 20, 2017.    REUTERS/Justin Tallis/Pool
Gary Goldsmith, uncle of the bride, at Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' wedding at St Mark's Church in Englefield in 2017. (Reuters/Justin Tallis/Pool)

Goldsmith also revealed the very un-royal way he first met the future king, as Prince William was making cups of tea in the Middleton family kitchen. .

Speaking to ITV on The Day Will and Kate Got Married, he said: "The first time I met William was at Carole and Mike's house. 

"I walked in to find Catherine cooking, William making cups of tea and Carole, Mike, James and Pippa mooching around the kitchen."

Royal experts have previously said the Middletons gave Prince William the normal family life he did not have, growing up in palaces and surrounded by aides and bodyguards.

Britain's Prince William (R) stands beside girlfriend Kate Middleton (L) in the paddock enclosure on the first day of the Cheltenham Race Festival at Cheltenham Race course, in Gloucestershire 13 March 2007. (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP via Getty Images)
Prince William with then-girlfriend Kate Middleton at the Cheltenham Race Festival in March 2007. (Carl De Souza/AFP)

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While the couple were dating in the early 2000s, Kate's mother warned family members to keep quiet about their relationship amid media speculation.

Before the relationship got out, Goldsmith recalled the warning he got while in a meeting.

He said: "I had a phone call from Carole to mention there was some press was about to land, and just to be aware that Catherine was dating William.

"I was sworn to secrecy but everyone in that boardroom was my friend and the first thing I did was tell them.

"I said 'I think I'm going to be uncle to the future queen of the country'. Everything at that point stopped - and I got totally ridiculed."

(Original Caption) Prince William during his DJ slot venturers on Tortel Radio in the village of Tortel, Southern Chile on his Raleigh International expedition. (Photo by © Pool Photograph/Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Prince William during a DJ slot on Tortel Radio in the village of Tortel, Southern Chile on his Raleigh International expedition in 2000. (Corbis via Getty Images)

That early secret spilling may well be why news of William and Kate's engagement was a surprise to Goldsmith, who said he was "last to know" when William finally popped the question. 

William and Kate will mark their 10 year wedding anniversary later this month, on 29 April.

They married at Westminster Abbey in London in 2011, with millions of people around the world tuning in to watch the occasion. 

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Britain's Prince William, and Kate Middleton exchange rings before the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, during their wedding ceremony In Westminster Abbey, in central London April 29, 2011.   (ROYAL WEDDING/SERVICE)      REUTERS/Dominic Lipinski/Pool     (BRITAIN - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY ROYALS)
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Goldsmith, Carole Middleton's brother, told the show: "My mum would have melted on the spot to be there, she would have loved that moment."

"My sister and I come from really humble stock. Mum was a bag of fun, a bag of mischief, bit of a lush, would get somewhere and be the life and soul, and Dad would have to drive us home. 

"Dad would work every hour he could to appease Mum. Mum was very driven and motivated."

He said their mother had the nickname "the duchess" adding: "My mum was a proper royalist, we would be at Windsor Castle every chance we got."

John Haley, landlord of the local pub, The Old Boot Inn in Bucklebury said: "Carole and Mike are just a normal family, I seen James, Pippa and Kate growing up through the years

"They used to mix with anybody and everybody."

The Day Will and Kate Got Married is on the ITV hub.

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