Prince William is not new to meeting with the public and accepting all sorts of meaningful gifts for himself and his two children, but on Thursday, he received something unusual, but also quite thoughtful--an avocado!
The Prince was visiting a swimming pool in Wallasey, Merseyside when he met a youngster with a unique gift.
Young Archie Weatherall presented an avocado wrapped in a yellow bow to William. The Prince did not question such an unusual gift, but instead, graciously thanked the 4-year-old.
"Oh, Archie, you're too kind. I've never been given an avocado before. That's really sweet of you."
"Catherine will love the avocado. That's very sweet. Thank you very much."
How would a 4-year-old know what someone who is suffering from HG should eat? It appears that the youngster is quite observant. Archie's mother is also pregnant and suffers from the same acute morning sickness, hyperemesis gravidarum, as Catherine. Less than three percent of all pregnant women have to endure the difficult symptoms of this severe morning sickness. His mother was sure to say that she was suffering from the very same thing as the Duchess of Cambridge!
William's response may indicate that he did not know of the benefits of avocados for those suffering from HG. Although royal protocol may not allow Kate to gnosh on this particular avocado, she may now try eating them to ease her difficult symptoms.