Prince WilliamHe is considered one of the most responsible royals today, particularly as he nears the day when he will take the throne. However, some remember when the prince didn’t behave quite so well. An ex-palace chef shared recently a story about a prank William pulled on his cousins. Princesses Beatrice & Eugenie.
William’s Easter Prank
William’s prank took place at Easter time. The royal family typically spends the holiday at Windsor Castle, attending a service at St. George’s Chapel, then coming back to the castle to eat a meal together. Darren McGrady is a former royal chef and shared his story about how he prepared a special holiday treat for the royal family: a chocolate Easter egg with a Hickory Dickory Dock theme.
“[The chocolate egg] had a clock on the top striking one and a sugared mouse peeking out of a mousehole,” McGrady explained. “We sent it up to the nursery on the silver tray, but 15 minutes later the Footman brought it back.
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“He said, ‘Nanny asked me to return this. Prince William has just stood on a chair and bitten the mouse’s head off, frightening Beatrice and Eugenie,’”The former chef laughed. He quickly made another chocolate egg for them, but said: “I think Nanny put the egg out of William’s reach to make sure it didn’t happen again.”
William and his Grandmother Share a Sweet Tooth
It’s no surprise William was so eager to dig into the chocolate egg. According to McGrady, the prince is a major chocoholic—just like his grandmother, the queen. McGrady shared that he prepared a chocolate biscuit cake for the queen’s birthday every year, and that it quickly became a favorite dessert for William, too. The Duke of Sussex loved it so much that he even requested the cake be made for his groom’s cake at his 2011 wedding to Kate Middleton.
William doesn’t pull as many pranks and practical jokes these days—he leaves the silly behavior up to his kids, George, Charlotte, and Louis—but McGrady’s story about the prince is a nice reminder that the heir to the throne has a sense of humor.