Carole Middleton introduced Prince George to Bear Grylls and he fed the future King an ANT

Carole Middleton and Prince George
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Carole Middleton introduced Prince George to Bear Grylls and he fed the future King an ANT

Carole Middleton introduced Prince George (opens in new tab) to Bear Grylls and the future King passed his first bushtucker challenge by eating an ANT.

The youngster, who was just aged six at the time, attended his parents, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's, King's Cup Regatta on the Isle of Wight and it was here that he met the winner of both sailing races and British Adventurer Bear Grylls thanks to his grandmother Carole.

Carole, is known to be a hands-on grandparent (opens in new tab) when it comes to raising the Cambridge kids.

But unlike most fans who get to say 'Hi' and have a photograph or an autograph from celebrities, Prince George had a rare experience that will live with him forever - Bear dared him to eat his first-ever ANT.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain (opens in new tab), Bear recalled the moment he encouraged George, who was a big fan of his interactive Netflix series, to join him and tuck into the 'natural' treat.

As Bear and George began chatting, a stream of ants went across the youngster's feet.

"I said to him: 'Come on, we've got to eat one," and he went, "Really?"

Prince George

At the time, Prince George was missing his front baby teeth.

Bear continued, "It was a privilege to give the future king his first ant and his eyes lit up as they do with anyone who's out in the wild and they face a few fears and they overcome them, so good for him, what a little hero."

Later that day Bear had been presented with his trophy for winning the race by Prince George's parents, Prince William and Kate Middleton.

After accepting the winning trophy as part of the team for wildlife conservation charity, Tusk, the adventurer said, "And also Prince George, your first ant you ate today. And that is a great moment. Well done you."

Bear Grylls and Kate Middleton

COWES, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Bear Grylls and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge attend the prize giving ceremony for the King's Cup Regatta on August 08, 2019 in Cowes, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

But the unlikely action is not something everyone has done, and GMB host Susanna Reid asked Bear what Ants taste like, to which he replied, 'A little zingy, but that's a formic acid in the stomach and it's all vitamin C, it's OK."

Prince George isn't the only person Bear has gotten to eat Ants, he dared Kate Hudson to eat them during his Running Wild show, and here's a clip below of them recalling that experience...

Though edible ants are safe to eat, there's a small risk of infection if you consume whole ants infected with a specific parasite. Make sure to avoid consuming poisonous types, such as fire ants and jack jumper ants.

So just be careful before you go eating things in the garden!

Selina Maycock
Senior Entertainment Writer

Selina is a Senior Entertainment Writer with more than 15 years of experience in newspapers and magazines. She currently looks after all things Entertainment for, Woman&Home, and My Imperfect Life. Before joining Future Publishing, Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism. She is fully NCTJ and NCE qualified and has 100wpm shorthand. When she's not interviewing celebrities you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories.