Singer Lorde says 'baseball player wearing Royals shirt' inspired her hit song ‘Royals'

Did the Kansas City Royals inspire a popular pop song?

In a recent VH1 interview, singer Lorde shared that a National Geographic photo of a baseball player in a Royals t-shirt inspired the 16-year-old to write the song, ironically titled ‘Royals.'

"It was just that word. It's really cool," she told VH1.

It wasn't just the photo though, she said she's also a massive history buff and her love of the real life royals also played a role in writing the lyrics.

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