No one would be surprised to hear that kitchens in royal households sometimes serve up unusual dishes. But a new food moment with Prince George, 8, is just straight-up bizarre. What happened here?

TV star Bear Grylls got Prince George to eat an ant

On Tuesday, the well-known adventurer and survival TV star Bear Grylls, 47, was a guest on Good Morning Britain. During the appearance, he recounted a meeting with Prince George in the summer of 2019.

Grylls was a participant in the King's Cup regatta on the Isle of Wight, where he met the young royal. Since George is a big fan of the Man vs. Wild star, the two quickly got to talking.

Grylls recalled: "Just as we were chatting, a stream of ants went across his feet and him and me looked at them.

"He looked at me with those amazed wide eyes, and I said, 'Come on, we've got to eat one.' And he said, 'Oh really?' and we ate," said Grylls on the talk show.

What did George's parents Prince William and Kate think? 

And eat he did. Prince George took an ant and put it in his mouth. Grylls was amazed: "It was a privilege to give the future King his first ant," he joked. He praised George's courage, too: "What a little hero!"


At the award ceremony following the regatta — which Grylls won, of course — he further praised the "heroism" of the little royal.

George's parents Prince William and Duchess Kate were amused by the whole experience, but they were likely glad that the survival expert stopped short of introducing their son to the bats and reptiles he's sometimes known to eat.

Maybe Prince George's favourite meal for dinner will even change soon. After all, insect burgers are very trendy right now.