Prince William mixes up Japanese food and Chinese food while opening Japan House London

Prince William stepped out on Thursday afternoon to open the Japanese Cultural Center in London. The father-of-three joined Japanese Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso at Japan House, chatting with school children and showing off his chopstick skills. 

"Have you guys had much Chinese food?" he asked the schoolchildren, a question that was met with an "awkward pause," according to news outlets.

The Duke of Cambridge soon realized his mistake. "Sorry, Japanese food. Have you had much Japanese food?" he added. The cringe-worthy moment has since gone viral. 

During his visit, Prince William also spoke with renowned chef Akira Shimizu while tasting some of his famous dishes including salmon sashimi, sea urchin coated in truffle cream and sake. 

"My wife and I love sushi," the 36 year old said. "We might have to come down here for lunch when there's no-one else down."

The royal also gave a short speech to commend the significance of the new building. "Here, we can build new and lasting relationships in culture, education and business and forge a better understanding of your wonderful country," he said

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