Prince William reveals he's a fan of NANDO'S after being introduced to the chain by one of his detectives as he gives a speech at a Commonwealth forum

18:08 • 17.04.18



Prince William revealed he is a fan of Nando's after being introduced to the restaurant chain by one of his detectives, the Daily Mail reports.

William told Robert Brozin, who co-founded the brand in South Africa 31 years ago, that he had sampled his food when he met him today at a Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) event in London.


Pointing to his police protection officer, William said: 'This man here is your biggest fan, he's introduced me to Nandos. It's very good. He should buy a stake in Nandos.'


William, 36, joins the ranks of high-profile fans of the chain, which is famed for its spicy Peri Peri chicken dishes, including Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z, David Beckham, Ricky Gervais and Rihanna.


The royal was attending the Next Generation Impact Entrepreneurs Forum – a joint session of the Commonwealth Youth and Business Forums – at the QEII Centre in Westminster.


Delegates included philanthropists and representatives from the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAYE), a network supported by the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

 

Robert Brozin, who co-founded Nandos in Johannesburg in 1987, said: 'I'm not surprised he's eaten at Nando's.

“The beauty of Prince Harry and Prince William is that they're really accessible and they are guys that go out a lot - I'm very happy that they've tried it.


“I was certain they would have tried it because they're so accessible they're people's people, which is so nice.”

 

Mr Brozin added: “I want to share with the young Commonwealth entrepreneurs about the opportunities that are available and how to reach out.”

Asked about the secret of his success he replied: 'The people that work for us and the product obviously, it's the people that make the chicken.'


William also spoke about his ambitions for the Royal Foundation, which he founded with Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 and which Meghan Markle will join as fourth patron after she and Harry marry in May.


He told delegates: “We, as the Royal Foundation, can help lead, but if we can connect to some of those bigger foundations in the world and come together with one message, imagine the focus and the change.


“I like the idea of a team. It's all about how we work together.”

The roundtable discussion was led by Robert Pattle, Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Private Bank, a former equerry of the Prince of Wales who also served as Master of the Household at Clarence House.


Chatting to delegates before taking his seat, William joked: 'He's very organised, he's very
impressive. I don't know where he's learned that from.'


One of the delegates also wished William luck as he prepares to become a father of three, with wife Kate due to give birth any day now.


Simon McMurtrie, of Thames Chairman and Consultancy Services, told him: 'Good luck with number three child,' to which William smiled and said 'Thanks.'


In his opening remarks to the Forum, which explored what the Commonwealth can do to encourage, empower and connect entrepreneurs, the prince said: “As I have travelled across the Commonwealth and here in the UK, I have always been impressed by the ingenuity, the drive and commitment of those I meet behind small and medium sized companies particularly.

“When Catherine and I visited India in 2016, we were completely blown away by the innovation on display in the Indian businesses we met – from Formula E-Cars and new ways of teaching braille.”

He added that he hoped the Youth and Business Forums would continue to team up in future, saying: “Given the importance of the issues you are discussing today – from tackling youth unemployment to nurturing entrepreneurs of the future – I hope that this joint session will continue at future CHOGMs as we go forward.”
 

Senior members of the royal family are involved in the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in London which will see leaders from across the globe take part in a two-day summit.

In the run-up to the start of the talks on Thursday forums are being staged where issues from gender politics to the environment are being discussed. 
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The session, at the Queen Elizabeth II conference centre in central London, includes philanthropists who will talk about the role they can play in supporting new entrepreneurship, and investing in the next generation.

The session will explore what the Commonwealth can do to encourage, empower and connect entrepreneurs across the network.

During the day the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will attend the Commonwealth Big Lunch at the conference centre.

 

Charles will also meet civil society representatives from the People's Forum and join representatives from the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network and selected Youth Forum delegates for a roundtable discussion on the work of young people in the Commonwealth.

The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Charles Bowman, will host representatives from all 53 Commonwealth nations at a banquet at Guildhall on Tuesday evening.

 

Chancellor Philip Hammond is among the speakers at the event which will also be attended by senior City, business and charity representatives.

 





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