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 butta my bread” (My wish has been granted).”
Discussing the dialect earlier, Charles said: “I just love it. It makes me laugh so much.”
Yesterday he had a fit of giggles while chatting at a rural livelihoods event in the capital Abuja.
He completed his West Africa tour with a visit to the city’s botanical gardens and a war memorial, and took part in a discussion on conflict resolution in the region.
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