Jamie Oliver had an offer to provide catering for the royal wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry snubbed, a TV interview has revealed.
During an interview on Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Oliver said he had written to the couple offering his services free of charge, however the royals did not respond to his offer. Oliver told the programme that he had offered to “sort the food” and had planned to bring the best of “British and American chefs together”.
Oliver told the programme: “I would have done it for free. I like a bit of a moment. I would have got all the American gang over, we’ve got all the British dudes. It would have been the best brigade of kitchen ever.”
The chef said that he was not too disheartened by the events adding: “They are very slick at protocol and getting those gigs done, so we probably were a bit renegade.”
The events cap a disappointing year for Oliver after he was accused of ‘cultural appropriation’ and saw his Australian restaurant group fall into administration.