The Duke of Cambridge was visiting Goole High School in East Yorkshire when he revealed he was into the British rockers and US nu metal staples.
When asked by a pupil what music he liked, he replied: “I really like Coldplay, Linkin Park,” The Sun reports.
He then went on to describe his own musical abilities. “I used to play the piano, trumpet and drums when I was your age but I couldn’t read music. There’s only so much you can remember from the top of your head.”
At the end of last month, Coldplay scored the fastest selling album of 2014 with their new album ‘Ghost Stories’. The LP was the band’s sixth consecutive Number One on the UK Official Albums Chart. Altogether, the band have sold 11.1 million albums in the UK since the release of their debut, 2000’s ‘Parachutes’.
Linkin Park, meanwhile, will release their sixth album ‘The Hunting Party’ on June 16. It is the follow-up to 2012’s ‘Living Things’ and features Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and Daron Malakian of System of a Down as guests.
The band will headline this year’s Download Festival in June, where they will play their 2000 album ‘Hybrid Theory’ in full.