Prince Harry Was Obsessed With A Surprising Flavor Growing Up

July 09, 2019

Every kid has a favorite food, be it spaghetti and meatballs, pizza, or in Prince Harry’s case, banana-flavored everything. According to the former chef to the royal family, Harry loved all-things-banana as a kid. And his favorite banana desserts are actually something we’d expect a much more mature person to enjoy. Harry, your royal upbringing is showing!

Darren McGrady, who cooked for Queen Elizabeth and later Princess Diana and Princes William and Harry, talked to Hello! in 2016 about Diana’s parenting style when it came to mealtimes with her two sons. “She wasn’t strict at all,” McGrady told the publication. “She let them be boys, young boys!”

Although William and Harry loved themselves a junky meal — like loaded potato skins and fried chicken, as McGrady mentioned — they were more so into sweets than savory items.

And Princess Diana, being fairly relaxed compared to the boys’ nanny, let Harry and Will have whatever they wanted.

“They could have chocolate,” McGrady said of the boys, “there weren’t special treats because if the boys were home, the Princess wanted to spoil them.” She often spoiled them with banana desserts, McGrady told Hello!, knowing that banana was a favorite of both Harry and Will’s, but especially Harry’s.

“They loved banana flan, anything with banana really [even] banana ice cream,” McGrady said.

We, on the other hand, didn’t even know what a flan was when we were kids.

Harry still seemingly loves a good banana dessert.

A source close to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told The Telegraph in 2017, that ahead of their May 2018 wedding, the couple decided to have a banana-flavored wedding cake.

The Telegraph also reported that McGrady reportedly made a caramel and banana cake for young Harry back in the day. Perhaps Harry wanted to bring the childhood tradition to his wedding day.

Harry and Meghan eventually opted for a lemon elderflower cake, though.

Claire Ptak baked and decorated the beautiful confection. Despite it not being banana-flavored, we’re sure Harry still enjoyed it.

Just by looking at it, we know that it must have tasted utterly divine. Our mouths are still watering.

When Harry and Will weren’t chowing down on banana-flavored sweet treats, they ate a lot of comfort food with Princess Diana.

“They loved things like mixed grills, burgers, pizza, spaghetti and meatballs, chicken and cream chicken sauce,” McGrady said.

“They were royal children but they still had children’s palates,” he said.

We’re reminded of Penelope Disick’s recent birthday party at IHOP — it’s the same thing, right?

Some people could definitely get on board with Harry’s love of all-things-banana.

Banana slushies, for example, are top notch.

As are those banana split Dippin’ Dots.

Sorry, we don’t make the rules.

But so many others are in agreement that banana is actually the worst flavor out there.

You either love it or hate it, we guess.

Especially when it comes to banana-flavored Laffy Taffy.

This debate can get heated.

We wouldn’t touch this argument with a 10-foot pole, TBH. Fight amongst yourselves.

And banana runts are either a pass or fail.

Harry, what’s your take on all this?

If Harry’s love of banana is strong enough, we wonder if Baby Archie will inherit the banana-loving gene. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, after all. Or should we say, the banana doesn’t fall far?

We suppose only time will tell.