Prince handed a pizza in Bor­ders

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY CONOR RIORDAN

The Prince of Wales was treated to a sur­prise take­away pizza from a mem­ber of the pub­lic as he greeted crowds in the Scot­tish Bor­ders.

Charles, known as the Duke of Rothe­say in Scot­land, was speak­ing to well-wish­ers in St Boswells when Er­minio Di Meo stepped up with a square card­board box and pre­sented it to him.

The duke opened the lid and laughed as he saw the mar­garita pizza, said to be his favourite flavour, from the nearby Hun­ters Sta­bles restau­rant.

Mr Di Meo, speak­ing through a translator, told the PA news agency: “I wanted to give him the pizza as he is such a big part of this coun­try.

“He was cu­ri­ous, he smiled and I said it’s a mar­garita.

“I be­lieve the prince said ‘it’s my favourite’.”

The 56-year-old, from Naples, Italy, has lived in the vil­lage for two years.

He wrote on the box: “Wel­come to St Boswells Your High­ness, Buon Ap­petito.”

The Duke of Rothe­say with his sur­prise present

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