Even though they are entitled to a repertoire of luxury food cooked by Michelin-starred chefs, Prince Harry and William are still big fans of our beloved Nando's.
Prince Harry may be a royal, but that doesn't mean he doesn't enjoy a cheeky Nando's like the rest of us. And despite their ongoing royal rift that may never be resolved, Prince Harry and his brother, Prince William, both share an interest in Nando's. Now, details of Prince Harry's Nando's order have emerged, and it's not what you might expect.
This simplicity is a stark difference to other British royals, who are known to follow a very strict diet, compiled by the most reputable nutritionists and health experts. For example, King Charles only eats a certain types of food for breakfast, and never touches foie gras due to his environmental concerns.
Prince Harry's special Nando's choice
The Duke of Sussex, along with his older brother, Prince William, has publicly declared his fondness for the popular chicken restaurant chain.
As per The Express, Prince Harry was introduced to the South African-inspired chain a few years ago by his personal protection officer and has since been spotted at Nando's several times. His late-night visit to the Fulham Broadway branch in southwest London in 2013 provided a glimpse into his culinary preferences.
During this visit, Prince Harry, accompanied by two security personnel, ordered a meal that left Nando's fans somewhat underwhelmed. He chose a rather mild lemon and herb sauce and ordered a pitta with extra cheese, a side of creamy mash, and a double chicken wrap with chips. To accompany his meal, he opted for a soft drink and a bottle of water.
While it's uncertain whether he took advantage of the 20% discount Nando's offers to military personnel, it's clear that his choice of sauce was a far cry from the spicier options available. The choice of sauce, lemon and herb, falls on the milder side of Nando's spiciness scale, which includes options like medium, hot, and XX hot, according to Business Insider.
The late-night royal visit was indeed memorable. As he waited for his order, customers and staff were surprised by the royal presence. One customer told The Express:
'It was surreal. He was very charming and politely refused a member of staff who approached him for a picture. I was gobsmacked to see him. Moments after he left the restaurant clutching his dinner in a paper bag, a member of staff jumped on the bench Harry was sitting on and shouted: 'I'm on the Prince's throne!' Nobody could believe what happened.'
Prince William's first Nando experience
Prince Harry's Nando's choice may not have been the spiciest, but it certainly left an impression on those who witnessed the royal visit. It's not just Prince Harry and Prince William who have professed their love for Nando's; other celebrities, including Drake, Adele, and David Beckham, have publicly supported the brand.
The Prince of Wales, Prince William himself, had the pleasure of meeting Robert Brozin, the co-founder of the renowned restaurant chain, at an event. During their encounter, Prince William professed his love for the Nando's cuisine, declaring it 'very good.' He even humorously pointed to his protection officer, acknowledging him as the restaurant's 'biggest fan' for introducing him to Nando's and suggesting he should 'buy a stake in Nando's.'
Nando's, known for its peri-peri chicken, has gained popularity not only in the UK but around the world, with numerous locations in various countries, including the US. As of 2008, Nando's can be found in the US as well, with 40 locations spread across Illinois, Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
Beyoncé, Adele, and even supermodels Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner have shown their love for Nando's, making it a restaurant chain that transcends royal approval.