Prince William is a fan of Little Mix.

The 36-year-old royal made the unlikely confession to BBC Radio host Greg James, who recently paid a visit to Buckingham Palace with a group of Teen Heroes to meet the Duke of Cambridge and his wife Duchess Kate.

Speaking to the Daily Star newspaper, Greg revealed: ''It was pretty surreal because we had Little Mix on this week and he was saying how he enjoyed listening to Little Mix on the show.''

Greg - who married Bella Mackie earlier this year - also admitted to being pleasantly surprised when the future King congratulated him on his big day within moments of meeting him.

He said: ''As soon as I arrived, William said, 'Well, it's been quite a big year for you hasn't it?' And he said, 'Congratulations on the wedding and landing the Breakfast Show.'

''He told me he listens to it when he gets up in the morning so it's nice to hear that we have a royal listener.''

Meanwhile, Little Mix - which features Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock - recently announced the details of their LM5 Tour.

The British girl group are heading out on a massive arena tour of the UK and Ireland in 2019, which will kick-off in Dublin and end in Leeds.

The shows will see the pop band perform songs from their brand new album 'LM5', alongside their greatest hits such as 'Touch', 'Shout Out to My Ex', 'Black Magic' and 'Wings'.