Royal visit to New Zealand

Prince Harry and Meghan will dine on this man's North Otago spuds

Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex, probably enjoy a nice potato. Well, when the royal couple chow down on some during their upcoming New Zealand tour, they will in fact be sampling North Otago's finest: the ever Jersey Benne.

Jim O'Gorman of Kakanui produces everything from beans, cucumbers and tomatoes to Jersey Benne potatoes. O'Gorman was recently asked by Government House head chef Simon Peacock to supply him with about 5 kg of these potatoes to be served to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex at a dinner to be held at the Wellington landmark over the weekend.

"I just wanted to smile. It's lovely affirmation that they like my spuds," O'Gorman said.

And according to the New Zealand Herald, it is not the first time his products have reached royalty either. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall sampled them in 2016, as did Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge in 2014.


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