About that time Wills met Morillo: the royal story that Prince William might prefer you didn’t know about

Far be it for me to rain on the British royal family – they’ve had more than their fair share of trouble and sadness recently – but amidst the talk about possible reconciliation between Princes Harry and William, a story came to mind.

It’s traditionally believed that Prince Harry was the more sociable of the two, the more likely to enjoy a party. Not necessarily so, according to club promoter Tony Truman.

Back in September 2020, Erick Morillo died. His autopsy revealed that he was killed by an overdose of ketamine, a drug traditionally used as a tranquilliser on horses. At the time, he had been charged with sexual battery and was due in court on the day his lifeless body was found.

None of this stopped Truman, of course, from posting that Morillo would be “properly missed by all”.

He then recited a story about the time that Prince William was in Ibiza with then girlfriend Kate Middleton, and Truman had been tasked with arranging his party plans. It is believed that all this happened in 2006, when the future Duke of Cambridge was 24.

Truman arranged for the prince to attend a party at Pacha, where Erick Morillo would be playing. According to his account, he received a phone call the next day from William himself – he praised Morillo for looking after him, and said that the DJ had turned the R&B fan onto house music.

Given what we now know about Erick Morillo, I doubt this is one story that William will want to remind anyone of…