Prince Harry prefers to do his own supermarket runs, the royal redhead shared in a recent interview.
“People would be amazed by the ordinary life William and I live,” the prince told Newsweek. “I do my own shopping. Sometimes, when I come away from the meat counter in my local supermarket, I worry someone will snap me with their phone. But I am determined to have a relatively normal life, and if I am lucky enough to have children, they can have one too.”
And he intends to keep the tradition going.
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“Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping,” Harry added—though the prince is happy to avoid the full burden of the monarchy and would actually prefer not to wear the crown.
Being a royal definitely has its drawbacks—like for instance, the fact that garlic is "forbidden," according Carolyn Robb, who served as the chef for the royal family from 1989 to 2000. "The reason for that was that they obviously did a lot of public engagements and were in close proximity to people and never wanted to have garlic," Robb once told Racked. Hopefully they've come around on this rule since then, but if not, couldn't they just have a staffer who provides mints?
Luckily, it’s his brother and sister-in-law that will eventually have to deal with all the pomp and circumstance of running the monarchy—something that will definitely affect the ease with which they can pop out to the local market to pick up something for dinner.
Harry, meanwhile, gets to enjoy a comparatively “ordinary” relationship with Meghan Markle, his American actress/women’s rights activist/former food blogger girlfriend, who, by all accounts, appreciates someone who knows what they’re doing in the kitchen.