Prince Harry once 'smacked' Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins

Getty ImagesFoo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins recalled how Prince Harry once ‘smacked’ him.

Prince Harry had a very memorable encounter with the Foo Fighters.

During a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters revealed that the unexpected slap happened in 2015.

At the time, the Foo Fighters were completing a tour through Europe, and Grohl, the former drummer of Nirvana, had just broken his leg while performing on stage one night. While Grohl was recuperating, Prince Harry decided to stop by their hotel suite and check in on him.

“He brought me this thing to hold my iPad so I could just watch movies and s—. It was great. He was cool,” said Grohl, before adding, “he smacked Taylor in the face one time.”

Hawkins, who is the drummer for Foo Fighters, admitted, “It pissed me off, actually.”

He explained that the band had flown into England for a gig and had gotten very little sleep beforehand.

“He walked in and goes, ‘How are you doing?’ I said, ‘I can’t wake up. I’m so tired.’ He just goes bam and I went, ‘You m——–.’ He was like, ‘Are you awake now?’ said Hawkins.

Fortunately, Hawkins now finds the whole ordeal hilarious.

“I mean, I got slapped in the face by the prince,” said Hawkins. “That’s OK, really, when you think about it.”

Foo Fighters and Prince HarryWPA Pool/Getty ImagesPrince Harry pictured with the Foo Fighters in September 2014.

News of Prince Harry’s playful jab comes as he and Meghan Markle are expecting their second child.

“We can confirm that Archie is going to be a big brother. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are overjoyed to be expecting their second child,” a spokesperson for the couple told Insider via email.

Harry, 36, and Markle, became parents to Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor on May 6, 2019. Markle previously wrote an essay for The New York Times titled “The Losses We Share” and revealed that she suffered a miscarriage in July 2020.

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