According to a report in The TimesOnline, Prince Charles asked a nutritionist from the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre :
“Have you got anywhere with McDonald’s? Have you tried getting it banned? That’s the key.”
The article also reported that a Clarence House spokesman, travelling with the Prince and Duchess on their ten-day tour of the Gulf, attempted to mop up the gaffe by saying:
McDonald's said the statement was "disappointing”, then commented that other royal heirs enjoy the occasional visit to their restaurant, saying, they, “have probably got a more up-to-date picture of us.”
“The Prince of Wales has for a long time advocated the importance of a balanced diet, especially for children. In visiting the diabetes centre today, he was keen to emphasise the need for children to enjoy the widest variety of food and not to eat any particular sort of food to excess.” Yes, we're sure that's EXACTLY what he meant.
The Australian reports (tomorrow, due to time zone differences ... cool!) that:
"Although he has not previously attacked McDonald's by name, the prince has had a series of standoffs with the burger giant, most of which he has lost."Even more interesting is what is reported in the Daily Mail.co.uk. They inform us that Prince Charles:
"immediately laid himself open to charges of hypocrisy after it was pointed out that the company's signature Big Mac contains fewer calories, fats and salt than some products in his own organic Duchy Originals food range."The McChronicles: a blog about, not affilioated with, McDonald's.