Prince George's eyes apparently 'lit up' after trying this very strange snack

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Photo credit: Pool/Samir Hussein - Getty Images
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While most of us wouldn't dream of eating an ant (unless we've somehow found our way onto I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here), that certainly isn't the case for Prince George. Yep, as it turns out, the future King is quite the adventurer, and once ate a live ant after meeting TV presenter Bear Grylls.

Speaking on yesterday's episode of Good Morning Britain, Grylls (who has presented a number of survival series) recalled the moment he encouraged Prince George to try the very strange snack. Back in 2019, the young Royal met the presenter at the King's Cup Regatta, and was prompted to introduce himself by his grandmother, Carole Middleton.

As the two bonded over their love of the outdoors, and Prince George's obsession with Grylls' interactive Netflix series, the presenter said a stream of ants went across the Royal's feet. "I said to him: 'Come on, we've got to eat one,' and he went, 'Really?'" the 47-year-old claimed.

He continued: "It was a privilege to give the future King his first ant and his eyes lit up, as they do with anyone who's out in the wild and they face a few fears and they overcome them, so good for him, what a little hero."

So, what do ants actually taste like? According to Grylls, they're "a little zingy." He added, "that's a formic acid in the stomach and it's all vitamin C, it's OK."

We're not convinced.

Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images
Photo credit: NBC - Getty Images

Ant eating aside, Prince George is known for his fond appreciation for wildlife, particularly spiders. In 2018, on a visit to Sayers Croft Forest School and Wildlife Garden in Paddington, Kate Middleton revealed that she spends "hours" hunting for spiders in the garden with the Cambridge kids [via HELLO!].

Zoe Stroud, interim headteacher at the school, showed Kate around and afterwards said: "She was lovely. She really gets what we are doing here and said she often takes her children on spider hunts in their garden, which they love. They can spend hours out there. She really understands the value of being outdoors for children, especially those in cities whose schools and homes may not have open space and sometimes never had the chance to get their hands dirty. They just love it here."

Perhaps spiders will be making their way onto George's list of must-try snacks? Then again, maybe not...

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