Prince William Just Made a Rare but Awkward Public Mistake

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Well, this is awkward. On Thursday, while opening a Japanese cultural center in London, Prince William made a (rare) mistake. While talking to a group of students in front of the Japanese prime minister, Prince William asked the kids if they had eaten "much Chinese food." The prince quickly corrected himself, but still. Not the best look. 

  • Immediately realizing his mistake, William recovered by saying, "Um, Japanese food."

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    "Have you had much Japanese food?" he asked the kids. "No? Not too much. Do you like sushi?  It’s delicious. It really is yummy."

    According to People, his hosts, luckily, didn't catch the blunder. 

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  • William toured the center and helped demonstrate the cultural, social, and economic connection between Britain and Japan.

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    The Duke of Cambridge also met with head Japanese chef Akira, who showed him a bento box containing tuna and sea urchin in a truffle cream sauce, as well as shitake mushroom tempura. 

    Additionally, William tried some sake at 11 a.m.


  • Well, all right then. 

  • While he was there, William gave some insight on the takeout habits he and Kate Middleton have.

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    As he helped himself to some salmon sashimi, he said: "Thank you very much. My wife and I love sushi. We might have to come down here for lunch when no one else is in.” He then joked: "You must get a lot of Japanese visitors here. So do lots of people come in and ask for a burger? That’s what usually happens, doesn’t it?"

  • Save for his gaffe, it seemed like a good visit for the prince. 

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    And now he knows for next time to always think before he speaks. 

    Right, Wills?