When you have fancy guests coming over, it's only normal to lay on a good spread. You put out your good china and the poshest biscuits you can find.
Well, that certainly seems to have been the case when Harry and Meghan popped over to Dublin for the Royal Visit to Ireland and got treated to an inordinate amount of bottled water.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar welcomed the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the government buildings on Tuesday.
Pleasure to welcome the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Government Buildings at the start of their visit to Ireland. pic.twitter.com/PX96x4A38C
— Leo Varadkar (@campaignforleo) July 10, 2018
Photos from one part of the visit caused a bit of a stir, with many pointing out the ridiculous quantity of water bottles — all 14 of them — laid out for the duke and duchess.
Leo asked: " Do you get any private time."
Prince Harry replied: "It's business really..." pic.twitter.com/DRBYrmMaT9
— Kevin Doyle (@KevDoyle_Indo) July 10, 2018
Kevin Doyle, political editor at the Irish Independent, tweeted that he hadn't been able to confirm whether Harry and Meghan drank "any of the 14 bottles of water."
Well none of them will go thirsty. https://t.co/ovPrrxoJKp
— Elaine Duff 💕 (@ElaineDuff4) July 10, 2018
Jokes abounded about the abundance of water.
“You sure you won’t have a water?”
— David Donohoe (@dvddnh) July 10, 2018
Would you like a bottle or three of water? pic.twitter.com/AjyfIjg0Us
— Typewriter_Lore (@Typewriter_Lore) July 11, 2018
Someone should get them some more water
— Conall Ó Fátharta (@ococonuts) July 10, 2018
Jokes aside, some people were quick to point out that Ireland is currently in the midst of a heatwave and a hosepipe ban is being enforced.
14 bottles of water? Thought there was a water shortage? 😮
— Les J Matt (@MattLesJ) July 10, 2018
Harry and Meghan are lovely to bring all that water for Ireland after the hosepipe ban, hopefully they brought some bread also https://t.co/WQtQLqTzox
— niall hassett (@NiallNiallha) July 10, 2018
Well, they certainly won't be complaining of thirst anytime soon.