The Prince and Princess of Wales have revealed their favorite emojis, as well as what life is like in the kitchen at Adelaide Cottage, during a light-hearted interview for British radio marking World Mental Health Day.
William and Kate hosted a youth forum in Birmingham, England, on October 10 to discuss the impact of social media on mental health and how young people are working to end the stigma surrounding mental-health issues.
The forum was hosted in collaboration with William and Kate’s Royal Foundation, youth outreach program The Mix, and the BBC’s Radio 1 station.
As part of the day’s proceedings, the royal couple took part in a brief interview with Radio 1 show hosts Jordan North and Vick Hope for their Going Home show, which airs each day.
During the course of their discussion, the prince and princess were asked a set of light-hearted questions sent in by the show’s listeners.
When asked what the pair would be “having for your tea [dinner] tonight,” William responded that it would “I think probably a curry won’t it?”
To which Kate laughingly suggested: “You’re looking to me?! Yeah, it will probably be a curry or like teriyaki salmon or something like that?”
The princess also revealed that in the kitchen she has to altar recipes to accommodate her husband’s aversion to spices.
“I like the spice,” she said. “So I have to cook the curry and add extra spice at the end.”
“She has to bring it in gently or else I get too sweaty,” William explained.
When asked what the couple’s most used emojis were, the prince jokingly responded that his initial answer would be the aubergine [eggplant] emoji, but he said he had better choose a more family friendly option for the listeners.
“Is this a clean thing or is this a family one?” he said. “I’ve been told not to say the aubergine so I’ve got to pick something else…it would have been the aubergine but I’m saying now—because I’ve got to be all grown up—its the one where the eyes go up and down and the mouth’s out…the crazy one.”
Kate offered a more subdued answer than her husband, saying: “Mine’s probably got to be the heart with then the crying emoji – the sort of hysterical laughing [one] when things have gone wrong.”
It wasn’t the first time the royal couple have been interviewed for BBC radio. In 2017, they made a special appearance on Radio 1 to mark the launch of their Heads Together mental-health initiative.
During their 20-minute appearance, the couple gave a number of insights into their home lives, including that they were fans of TV “box sets.” William listed Homeland and Game of Thrones as two of their favorite shows.
The couple’s visit to Birmingham on October 10 marked the first of three days of engagements connected with mental health around England.
James Crawford-Smith is Regalrumination.com‘s royal reporter, based in London. You can find him on X (formerly Twitter) at @jrcrawfordsmith and read his stories on Regalrumination.com‘s The Royals Facebook page.
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