Prince William Caught Eyeing Up KFC During Royal Engagement In London
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Willliam, 38, had been on his way to view a billboard showcasing Kate's Hold Still photography project, pausing briefly outside a KFC restaurant in Waterloo.
He waved to surprised customers inside and stopped to take a peek inside - giving a lingering look at the fried chicken chain as nearby photographers captured the moment.
Naturally, it didn't take long for KFC to respond to the snaps, tweeting one from its official account and writing: "William whispered quietly to himself; 'Oh, I just can't wait to be wing'."
William whispered quietly to himself;- KFC UK & Ireland (@KFC_UKI) October 20, 2020
"Oh, I just can't wait to be wing" pic.twitter.com/oKlQPiV3YJ
A follow-up tweet added: "I'm sad I didn't call him His Royal Thighness in the main tweet tbh."
One Twitter user commented: "Hahaha!!! Can you imagine the reaction of the person sitting on the other side of this window?? You happen to look up right into the eyes of none other than Prince William. (What I wouldn't give to be that person!)."
Someone else wrote: "Hahaha this is brilliant! Guy just wanted a Zinger box meal."
A third added: "You know he'd eat it with a knife and fork though."
Sadly, it doesn't sound like Wills managed to get his fried chicken fix that day, as he was on his way to help Kate launch her new Hold Still exhibition.
The two travelled to south London to view one of the public exhibition sites for the project, which challenged people of all ages from across the UK to document life under lockdown using their smartphone or camera.
Kate, who is known to be a keen amateur photographer, joined a panel of judges to select 100 images out of more than 31,000 entries.
The exhibition focused on three themes - helps and heroes, your new normal, and acts of kindness - with the final 100 photographs covering everything from family life during lockdown to the Black Lives Matter movement.
The photos from the exhibition, which was launched with the National Portrait Gallery in May, have now gone on display in 80 towns, cities and areas across the UK, bringing the stories of individuals and families during lockdown back to their local communities.