We've for ages that this generation of royals is properly into their food. The Queen throws down at Christmas, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle love themselves some bananas and The Prince of Wales is really into his meats.
Prince William not only loves to cook chicken at home, but he seems to love the dish while he’s out and about as well. But where does someone of such prestige acquire high-quality poultry? The royal farm? Specially sourced free ranged imports that are cooked for him where? The answer may be closer to home than you think.
The Royal dad, who was attending the Next Generation Impact Entrepreneurs Forum on Tuesday, shared that he’s a fan of Nando’s - a Mozambique-Portuguese-inspired fast-food chain - after he was introduced to the eatery by one of his protection officers.
The casual dining spot, which has locations across the world, including several in Illinois, Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC, is known for its famous peri-peri chicken - chicken that is marinated in African Bird’s Eye chilli peppers.
At the event, William, 35, told Robert Brozin, who started the company in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987, that he recently started eating the eatery’s spicy chicken. To have the Royal seal of approval is a massive selling point, don't you think?
“This man here is your biggest fan, he’s introduced me to Nando’s,” the Prince said, referring to his police protection officer. “It’s very good.” While the Prince likes Nando’s – which is very popular with the people in his Kingdom – he said his protection officer is such a fan he “he should buy a stake in Nando’s.”
Believe it or not, Brozin wasn't surprised that Prince William - second in line to the throne - has eaten his food. “I’m not surprised he’s eaten at Nando’s,” he shared. "The beauty of Prince Harry and Prince William is that they’re really accessible and they are guys that go out a lot - I’m very happy that they’ve tried it.”
As for why he was so sure William had eaten his food before, Brozin said he was “certain they would have tried it because they’re so accessible they’re people’s people, which is so nice.”
And when it comes to the secret behind the success of his food, which is reportedly also enjoyed by stars like Oprah Winfrey, Jay-Z, David Beckham, Ricky Gervais and Rihanna, Brozin says it’s “the people that work for us and the product obviously, it’s the people that make the chicken”.
Maybe this will mean they will serve Nandos at his brother's wedding reception? It's a nice thought, but somehow I doubt it. One couple, however, has no qualms with catering their reception with chain-based goods.
Nancy Mowad and her new hubby Andrew, determined that their wedding guests would not go hungry, arranged for a surprise delivery of 400 cheeseburgers from their local McDonald's direct to their wedding reception.
Not content with providing a full six-course meal to a venue full of greedy guests, the couple ensured the safe delivery of the snacks straight to the dance floor, meaning that the party could keep going into the small hours without the need for a late night takeaway trip. Speaking to The Metro newspaper, Nancy shed further light on their decision.
"We always loved the idea of flooding the dance floor at our wedding with cheeseburgers and we know how much all our friends and family would love it so we thought, 'why not'? Everyone goes for Macca's runs at the end of a night drinking. We thought let’s bring the McDonald’s to us!"
In my opinion, the happy couple have come across the ultimate solution for all future wedding food stresses.