A former RAF chef has revealed Prince William's favourite snack, and it's not what you'd think

Obviously, we've all wondered what Prince William likes to eat. Is he a salad fiend or meat-and-two-veg kind of guy? Does he have a secret sweet tooth or is he all about clean eating? Well, praise be because your wait is officially over.

Former RAF chef Gareth Matheson, who used to cook for Prince William when he was based at RAF Valley in Anglesey between 2010 and 2011, has revealed that the future king's favourite dish is: the Royal Welsh lamb burger, which is a half-pounder with mint sauce, paprika, Snowdonia cheese, bacon and a fried egg. 


Speaking at the Royal Welsh Show, Matheson – who came up with the idea for the burger because it teams local produce and top-quality meat – said:

"It was William's absolute favourite. Whenever he was on shift he would always ask for it. When he was working nights he would always ask for me to do another one for throughout the night.


"He liked the idea that we were using all local and fresh produce. He liked a little bit of spice but not too much. He doesn't like curries and things like that.

"He'd have it a couple of times a week. I thought he was going to turn into a burger at one point."


Steady on.


The 450-calorie burger is available to the rest of the nation, too. It's currently on the menu at the Road King restaurant in Anglesey, where Matheson now works, for £5.99 including chips and a side salad.


Keen to try it at home? Here's the recipe for Prince Wills' favourite Royal Welsh lamb burger, which Matheson unveiled at the Royal Welsh Show:


Makes four burgers

You will need:

  • 750g Welsh lamb mince 
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mint sauce 
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped mixed herbs 
  • 3 tbsp paprika 
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste 
  • 4 brioche buns
  • 4 to 6 slices of Snowdonia cheese, to serve
  • 4 to 6 slices of Welsh cured bacon, to serve
  • 4 to 6 fried eggs, to serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C, fan 160˚C, gas mark 4.
  2. Place the mince, the onion, the mint sauce, the garlic, the mixed herbs, the paprika and the freshly ground black pepper into a mixing bowl and mix with your hands until everything is bonded together.
  3. Form the mixture into patties and place on a lined baking try. Cook for 20-30 minutes (depending on size) or until golden brown and cooked through completely.
  4. Serve on a brioche bun and serve with melted Snowdonia cheese, Welsh bacon and a fried egg (not pictured in the photo below). 


So there you have it: you can now eat like the future burger king.

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Royal Welsh Lamb Burger

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