Prince Charles charmed Nigerians during a speech by speaking Pidgin, saying: “God don butter my bread.”
The Prince of Wales added: “If person too tey for party, e go follow dem wash plate!”
A Palace source said the phrase roughly means “one shouldn’t outstay their welcome”.
The prince tried the lingo at the deputy high commissioner’s residence in Lagos on Wednesday, where guests included supermodel Naomi Campbell. He began: “Your excellencies, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, Una people.
“Na fine Lagos people. I hail you! (Wonderful people of Lagos). How you dey? (How are you?)”
He added: “I find it hard to believe that nearly 30 years have passed since I first came to this city and having finally made it back here, ladies and gentlemen, all I can say is that God don butter my bread” (My wish has been granted).”