- Prince William’s personal protection officer introduced the Duke of Cambridge to the ‘really good’ food at Nando’s.
- Prince Harry is also a fan of the chicken fast food chain, although his order is somewhat controversial.
- Nando’s isn’t the only fast food restaurant William and Harry indulge in.
Prince William and Prince Harry may have grown up as royals with personal chefs and access to the finest foods. But that doesn’t mean they don’t like an occasional fast food binge. The sons of the late Princess Diana are said to be big fans of Nando’s, a fast food chain based in South Africa. But Harry’s order is somewhat controversial.
Prince William’s personal protection officer introduced him to Nando’s
As the future king, William always had a security team with him when he left Kensington Palace. And these guards have often been the Duke of Cambridge’s link to life in the non-royal world.
According to The Mirror, William once met Nando co-founder Robert Brozin in London and told him it was his personal protection officer who had referred him to the ‘really good’ fast food restaurant. .
“This man here is your biggest fan, he introduced me to Nando’s,” William reportedly said.
Like William, Prince Harry is also a fan of the Chicken Channel. He was spotted at Fulham Broadway in 2013 around midnight after England qualified for the World Cup.
Prince Harry has a somewhat controversial order from Nando
During his late-night fast food spree in 2013, Harry bought $25 worth of takeout for himself and a friend. As he waited for his order, an eyewitness says the Duke of Sussex played on his phone.
“It was surreal. He was very charming and politely declined a member of staff who approached him for a photo. I was amazed to see him,” the witness said.
What surprises some royal fans is what Prince Harry ordered from Nando that night – a chicken pita with extra cheese and lemon-herb seasoning. He also ordered creamy mashed potatoes, a double chicken wrap, fries and soft drinks.
What makes Harry’s chicken pita order so controversial is how bland it is. The lemon and herb option is the mildest of the fiery spice flavors offered by Nando.
Princess Diana used to take Prince William and Prince Harry to McDonald’s
Nando’s isn’t the only fast food chain William and Harry have enjoyed during their royal lives. When they were growing up, their mother regularly took her boys to McDonald’s. According to Diana’s former butler, Paul Burrell, visiting the Golden Arches was part of their Saturday night routine.
The People’s Princess also enjoyed preparing comfort food for her family at home, and she occasionally shopped at Marks and Spencers grocery store for burgers and fries. Diana’s former protection officer Ken Wharfe said the public was often shocked to see the princess in the aisles.
“I used to think, why do you need to do this?” Because there must be piles of them at Kensington Palace,” Wharfe said. “But it was this thing about Diana, being in touch with normality and reality.”
When it comes to fast food, however, the person in the royal family with the biggest connection is Queen Elizabeth. Her Majesty actually owns a McDonalds in Banbury, Oxfordshire, as part of the Crown Estate property empire. However, it’s unclear if the queen has ever tried a Big Mac.
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