Prince William Just Made a Major Cultural Gaffe

Esequiel Farfan
Setiembre 14, 2018

He looked momentarily uncomfortable before swiftly correcting himself, saying "sorry I meant Japanese food".

"In recent weeks you have seen nature at its cruellest and on behalf of my family I wanted you to know that our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have been affected", William said at the official opening of Japan House London where he was joined by Japan's Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso.

Chuckling, William replied: "Yes, I'm quite exhausted, has it been a long day for you too?"

"Just like me and my wife", William told them, admitting the Duchess of Cambridge is more "arty and creative" than he is.

William thanked him and said: "My wife and I love sushi". "We might have to come down here for lunch when there's no-one else down".

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William also saw a demonstration of the ancient craft of copper-beating, where objects like kettles are fashioned out of a single sheet of the metal.

After unveiling a plaque to mark the opening, the royal gave a speech.

The cultural center, which opened to the public in June, brings together food, art, design and technology, with items such as 100 pound ($135) handcrafted nail clippers, traditional tea cups and Japanese whisky on display.

He also offered condolences over the series of deadly natural disasters which have hit Japan this summer.

William added that he had been "deeply honoured" to visit Japan three years ago where he saw the "wonderful blend of ancient and modern which so characterises your incredible country".

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