As far as royalty goes, you don't get as close to normal with anyone as you do with Prince Harry. Lambasted for making mistakes that would be considered "banter" for any other man his age, it can be difficult to get a read on what the prince is actually like.
One thing is for sure: he is all for helping people and getting to know the public, like any good member of the royal family would be. His most recent outing took him to the UK to visit some teens.
Prince Harry hung out with a group of young adults at a British nature reserve last Monday, helping to encourage young people to get involved in ecotherapy activities. Designed to help overcome mental health issues like anxiety and depression, everyone was having a ball until the prince revealed a personal tidbit that left many baffled.
Sitting around a campfire with some teens, Harry watched some of the group toast some marshmallows and make damper bread - a soda bread traditionally baked in a campfire by Australian drovers and swagmen.
When offered one of the teens' marshmallows, he turned it down. Harry, who spent 10 years in the Army, revealed that he'd never "toasted marshmallows over a campfire". "They're too sweet for me," he said.
He stood patiently by the kids while they roasted their sweet treats, adding: "[I have] made campfires and slept under the stars more than I've slept in a bed, but never made toasted marshmallows." With this, it must mean he's never made s'mores! I think Harry's jumping the gun here.
The internet is horrified that Harry has missed out on this childhood favorite but it's why he may not potentially like s'mores. The charred coating undercuts a lot of the sweetness literally from the first bite, but I guess the sweetness is still a little intense at times.
The blood sugar rush from the first bite just brings back so many memories, if you don't have that association, it's understandable why you would want to eschew this sweet treat in your adult life.
Interestingly, marshmallows used to be made from the root of a marshmallow plant, indigenous to Europe, Western Asia and North Africa but are nowadays made from gelatin, as well as a lot of sugar.
Gelatin is arguably less appetizing, and not the best look if you're a vegan or just trying to look after yourself in general. A standard serving of marshmallow contains about one-third of the recommended daily allowance for added sugar.
As usual, occasional indulges are acceptable, and there are more than enough enticing marshmallow recipes out there to argue that Harry should maybe give them another try. His brother-in-law does run a speciality marshmallow company, after all (James Middleton's marshmallow company, Boomf).
Marshmallow drama aside, Harry stresses the day is about mental health and the outdoors, saying: "you guys are the lucky ones, getting to do this. Tell your friends to get out into the countryside, get out and enjoy the great outdoors." I tend to agree, though I will say that gelatin-based goods are optional.