Prince Harry loves a Nando's trip - but his controversial order has gone down terribly
Prince Harry has been spotted enjoying a cheeky trip to Nando's on a few occasions - but his controversial order has raised a few eyebrow.
Both Harry and his brother Prince William are known to love everyone's favourite peri-peri chicken chain and have even been spotted inside some of their restaurants.
Harry was introduced to the South African chain a few years back by his personal protection officer, while William has blamed his for picking up his many Nando's orders.
But it seems both royals can't handle the heat.
Kate Middleton has previously stated her favourite takeaway is a curry but stated William doesn't like spicy food - and this appears to be the same for his younger brother.
Back in 2013, Harry was spotted by a stunned onlooker in a 'surreal' late night visit to a London Nando's restaurant.
During the midnight stop off for food at the Fulham Broadway restaurant, Harry forked out £24.05 on his takeaway dinner for himself and a friend.
Harry was seen fidgeting with his mobile phone and making animated hand gestures to his mate as the pair patiently waiting for their food at 11.50pm.
Two members of the Prince's personal security sat behind him while he killed time during the 15 minute wait for his grub.
A stunned onlooker described it as a "surreal" moment as they watched Harry sat on a bench inside the Nando's branch.
"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," they said.
Another witness added: "Moments after he left the restaurant clutching his dinner in a paper bag a member of staff jumped on the bench the Harry was sitting on and shouted: "I’m on the Prince’s throne!’ Nobody could believe what happened."
However, Harry's order has caused some controversy.
The Prince ordered a chicken pitta with extra cheese, which in itself is fairly standard, but his spice level was not impressing anyone.
The pitta was a lemon and herb, which is the mildest flavour Nando's offers, so it seems he doesn't like his chicken to be too hot.
There was also a side of creamy mash along with a double chicken wrap with chips - and to wash it all down Harry ordered a soft drink and a bottle of water.
He wore a green polo shirt, denim jeans and a baseball cap partially disguising his face, according to a witness.
It was unclear whether Harry paid full price for the grub or took advantage of the 20 per cent discount the chicken-chain offers to military personnel.
After picking up their order Harry, who was dating Cressida Bonas at the time, and his pal casually exited through the car park which is connected with the building.
The late night visit, which happened on a Tuesday, certainly wasn't the first time Harry has been spotted enjoying a Nando's.
Back in 2009 he ordered a similar meal in Stevenage with a group of Army friends at a branch near their Hertfordshire base.
So when Harry waved goodbye to the UK to head off to America, he was giving up more than just his royal tile, as he will struggle to enjoy his favourite takeaway.
There are only 43 Nando's restaurants in the entire US and none of them are near where he lives on the West coast.
Harry isn't the only royal who likes a cheeky Nando's, and his brother Prince William has also spoken about his love for the chicken in the past.
The Duke met the co-founder of the restaurant chain Robert Brozin at an event and confessed he loved the food.
Pointing to his protection order, he said: "This man here is your biggest fan, he’s introduced me to Nandos. It’s very good. He should buy a stake in Nandos."
William also spoke about his love for a cheeky Nando's in May lat year during BBC documentary Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health.
Proving he really is a man of the people, William remarked: "Everyone loves a Nando's."
The future king admitted it had been a while since he had treated himself to any peri-peri delights, but pointed out it was likely to happen that very day.
He joked: "In fact, the policeman who’s on with me again [today], he's the one who gets me the Nando's the whole time. It's his fault."