Prince William was present at this month’s Diana Awards, where he got to speak with the 20 recipients of the special recognition.

While speaking with People, Tessy Ojo, chief executive of the Diana Award charity, called the Duke of Cambridge “truly special” for a number of reasons. She praised Kate Middleton’s husband for taking the time to talk to all 20 award recipients and learning about them even before their meeting.

But the biggest surprise made by Prince William took place when he spoke to one of the recipients from Tanzania in Swahili. The young boy was surprised to hear the second in line to the throne speaking in his language.

“It wasn’t just one sentence. This was not something he had just read out of a book. It was truly special,” Ojo said.

According to Express, Prince William learned how to speak Swahili while studying at the University of St. Andrews. Last year, he also spoke in the language during his meeting with Tanzanian President John Magufuli in the latter’s home country.

Meanwhile, speaking Swahili isn’t Prince William’s only secret talent. Four years ago, the future King revealed that he could play bass guitar. While speaking with reggae star Brinsley Forde after awarding him with an MBE, Prince William said that he’s actually handy on the bass.

“So, you never know – we may have him playing bass soon,” Brinsley told People.

In August, Prince William also proved that he’s a great dancer when he busted out his dance moves. On Instagram, a video of the young royal dancing made headlines.

The clip shows the Duke of Cambridge struggling to stay still while waiting in front of the race line. Years later, Prince William had his own children and he revealed that it is Princess Charlotte who inherited his love for dancing. During an interview, he declared that his daughter loves dancing.

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Prince William attends the unveiling of The Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones representing each of Birmingham's 1st World War recepients at the Hall of Memory, Centenary Square on Dec. 7, 2015 in Birmingham, England. Getty Images/Richard Stonehouse