Boys are Duchess fans: 'Prince who?'

05:55, Apr 07 2014
William Johnstone, Riva Williams and Patrick McIntyre
WAVING THE FLAG: Wellington College year 13 students William Johnstone, Riva Williams and Patrick McIntyre getting into the royal spirit.

Hold the fries: A couple of Wellington schoolboys on their way to McDonald's this afternoon were sidetracked by the Duchess of Cambridge.

Wellington College Year 13 students, Patrick McIntyre and William Johnston, both 17, were on their way to get lunch when they saw police outside Government House.

"We were rocking down, we'd just been to the gym, and thought we'd go to maccas when we found there were police in our way," McIntyre said.

After learning the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their young son were arriving, the boys put lunch on hold. They sourced Union Jack flags, and sat back to wait for a glimpse of Catherine.

Meanwhile, fog at Wellington airport had caused delays. The boys' tummies rumbled.

McIntyre and Johnstone described themselves as "die-hard royalists", even before Catherine was on the scene.

A friend of the boys', Riva Williams, deputy head at Wellington College, came and joined them, bringing much-appreciated hot chips.  

Finally, the procession arrived, but, alas, the boys were on the wrong side of the road to get the best view.

"We still got to see Kate," McIntyre said, "and whats-his-name, that guy she's always with . . . Will."


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