As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s whirlwind
Africa trip winds down to a close, all eyes are on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
as they prepare for the next big royal tour of the fall. Prince William and
Kate Middleton are taking a trip to Pakistan in a historic move for the British
It’s been 13 years since anyone from the royal family visited the South Asian country of Pakistan. But some royal fans are questioning the safety of traveling to Pakistan. Britain’s Foreign Office (FCO) issued a warning on their website recommending against travel to certain areas in Pakistan, noting risks including, “terrorism, kidnapping and sectarian violence throughout the country.”
But when it comes to
royal tour, Prince William has one major concern that has nothing to do
The Duke of Cambridge is concerned about the cuisine
So if it’s not potential terror attacks weighing heavily on Prince William’s mind, why exactly is he nervous about visiting Pakistan? The answer is simple: he doesn’t do well with spicy food.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
recently prepared for their trip by meeting with British-Pakistani officials
during an engagement at the Aga Khan Center in London. While there, the Duke of
Cambridge admitted that spicy cuisine doesn’t always agree
During the conversation, Prince William said he, “love[d] spice,” but not heat. “Me and heat, not so good,” he explained. Despite the potentially negative consequences, he’s still planning on sampling local fare. “I’m looking forward to it anyway. I’m going to need a bigger suit,” he quipped.
Prince William has had
problems with spicy food before
This isn’t the first time
the Duke of Cambridge admitted
to having issues with spicy dishes. According to Taste of Home, Kate
Middleton is a big fan of cooking spicy curry and continues
to do so even though it gives Prince William tummy troubles.
In past interviews even
before the Pakistan trip was announced, Prince William said spicy food was an
issue for him and he tried to avoid it. But Kate Middleton will happily indulge
in all the cuisines of Pakistan.
“It’s so hard cooking curry
in the family. The children have a portion with no spice, yours is
medium,” Middleton said to William. “And I quite like it hot.”
Middleton also said Princess
Charlotte’s palate is more like her mother’s, and that she’s “pretty good” with
handling spicy fare.
Prince William and Kate
Middleton are almost ready for their trip to Pakistan
The Duke and Duchess of
Cambridge are almost
ready for their big trip, which is scheduled for Oct. 14 – Oct. 19, 2019.
Unlike Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the couple will not be bringing their
children along on the tour.
The last major tour the couple took was back in 2017 when Kate Middleton was pregnant with Prince Louis. At the time, they visited Sweden and Norway. The duke has gone on solo royal tours since then but this trip is especially significant for so many reasons.
We hope Prince William survives
all that spicy food!