Has Prince William traded his crown for a spatula?

Aug 01, 2023
Prince William and Sorted Food serve up the Earthshot Burger. Source: Twitter @EarthshotPrize

Move over fast food royalty, there’s a new Burger King in town, and he’s none other than Prince William himself! The future king of England surprised everyone when he was recently spotted serving burgers inside a food truck.

But this wasn’t your typical fast-food venture – the Prince of Wales’ culinary adventure had a noble mission. Teaming up with the innovative minds at Sorted Food, known for their environmentally-friendly food solutions, William showcased the work of Earthshot Prize winners by creating the plant-based Earthshot Burger.

In the video, which was posted on Sorted Food’s YouTube channel, the 41-year-old was filmed flipping patties and serving unsuspecting customers who popped up by the food truck.

“I’ve brought you some Earthshot bits and pieces,” William can be heard saying.

“Don’t drop them,” the royal jokes before explaining the collaboration.

“I don’t know if you guys have heard about the Earthshot Prize, but it’s an initiative I started about two years ago now although it’s been about four years in the making — I had hair when it started,” he said.

“It’s designed as an environmental prize tackling the world’s greatest environmental problems.”

Sorted Food Co-Founder Jamie Spafford said serving burgers alongside William was a “dream come true”.

“Being joined at our studio and in the food truck by Prince William was a real ‘pinch me’ moment — hearing him explain how passionate he is about helping the planet and what The Earthshot Prize is doing was incredibly inspiring, and has already given us a lot of ideas for future projects to work on with our community,” he said.

The collaboration also received numerous positive responses from royal fans, who expressed their admiration for the Prince’s down-to-earth venture on social media.

“I enjoyed seeing this. I’m always happy to see The Royals supporting causes that can make a difference,” one person said.

“His dedication is just very admirable and the way he talks about the project with so much pride in his eyes!! He is committed to changing the world for everybody!” commented another.

“I am so proud of Prince William and his initiative. Not only does he promote the event worldwide, but he keeps channelling the winners and other nominees of @earthshotprize. Please keep going on this wonderfully positive and inspiring initiative,” wrote a third.

The Earthshot Prize is a global environment prize, designed to encourage change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.

The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, bring about change and inspire collective action. Five $1.8 million prizes will be awarded each year for the next 10 years, providing at least 50 solutions to the world’s greatest environmental problems by 2030.