Pizza delivery man Prince William dodged a question relating to his brother as he and wife Kate made a visit to Merthyr Tydfil in Wales.
The Prince and Princess of Wales had just ordered 22 boxes of fast-food treats from the Little Dragon pizza van for the Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team, outside Dowlais Rugby Club, when a reporter could be heard shouting a question about Prince Harry.
“William, have you spoken to your brother? Why did you settle, William?” bellowed the reporter as the couple, who are visiting the South Wales Valleys and Mid Wales over the next two days, walked nearby.
William, though, chose to smile politely and ignore his request for some gossip as he and Kate strode into the club to deliver their tasty offerings to the hardy bunch of volunteers.
They are believed to have ordered a variety of toppings, including margherita, pepperoni, barbecue chicken and goat’s cheese, while Peter Morris, the owner of Little Dragon, was left pinching himself after his meeting with the popular royals.
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“The Princess asked if we make our own dough and said that they love making pizzas with their children,” he said.
“Making pizza for the future king and queen is surreal.”
The Central Beacons Mountain Rescue Team are celebrating their 60th anniversary this year and spent time with William – who is patron of Mountain Rescue England and Wales – and Kate, who had the opportunity to engage in training activities such as abseiling, medical support exercises and a search dog rescue demonstration.
When asked by instructors if he had abseiled before, William said: “It’s been a while”, before heading over the edge.
Afterwards, the couple socialised with the climbers at the nearby rugby club, where William faced the questions.
It is understood that William has no plans to meet up with Harry when the Duke of Sussex arrives for the Coronation, although royal analysts have revealed that Harry has had a heart-to-heart with King Charles in a bid to ease tensions before the historic event on May 6.
It has been a busy time for William and Kate, with the princess visiting a baby bank earlier in the week to give out essentials to new mothers.
She talked about the importance of community initiatives during the surprise visit.