Trek through Nepalese mountains must have left Prince Harry so exhausted and in desperate need of some damn eggs for his Saturday morning breakfast that he was forced to drop in at a local supermarket close to his ‘flat’ at Kensington Palace.
The news further cements his image as an ‘unreal royal’, as southasia.com.au called him in a recent report, who loves doing his chores on his own and be out and about as a normal human being – a ‘People’s Prince’.
UK media’s gossip mill is in full swing as shoppers spotted Captain Wales buying eggs and other household items at Waitrose Kensington yesterday at 9 am, London time.
Many said he looked as if he had had a ‘rough night’, which could well be the right guess given the prince’s willingness to hang out with his mates and be a normal young man.
The supermarket is close to his flat at Kensington Palace. Social media pictures show the prince checking out at the self-service till. In one of the pictures, a man appearing to be his bodyguard appears to assist the royal with the check-out.
It is this down to earth attitude that instantly endeared the prince to millions of Nepalese people where he is now more popular than the former princes who once ruled the mountain nation.
Nepalese people loved him as he toured the length and breadth of the country for 11 days. His ability to connect with the simple, everyday people touched all. He sat in the tents of earthquake survivors and said ‘sorry’ to them because they had to live like that, ate with hands a la country folks and stayed overnight in a tin-roofed home of a grandmother. He did not hesitate to shake hands with everyone and anyone that came in front of him as he marched along. Nothing in the Third World nation put him off but instead he said he was immensely inspired by it. Now they love him to death in Nepal with the writer of widely publicised letter wishing him to be born ‘Hari’ (a common Nepalese name, meaning God) next life rather than simply Harry the prince of England.
Many social media posts from 2014 and 2015 prove this is not the first time Prince Harry has been spotted doing his own shopping at Waitrose. Nicole Bell wrote on 14 May 2014, “Just ankle bumped Prince Harry with my trolley in Waitrose!”
In a post on 3 April 2015, another social media user, Paula Wilkinson, said she had spotted the royal the day before and she sees him there ‘quite a lot’. People’s surprise at seeing the royal shop like a normal person galore on the Internet. “OMG I just saw Prince Harry at Waitrose!,” explaimed LuAnn Jarrell Valigura in May 2014.