Prince Harry once smacked the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, who tragically died on Friday at the age of 50 – and royal fans are less than impressed.
The Duke of Sussex and drumming legend met backstage a Foo Fighters show in 2015, which is where the extremely bizarre encounter occurred.
Hawkins spoke on The Howard Stern show last year and claimed the ex-royal slapped him across the face after he complained to him that he was feeling tired before the show.
He said the slap was painful but it still "p****ed me off, actually".
Recalling the events, he said: "He walked in and goes, 'How are you doing?' I said, 'I can't wake up. I'm so tired. I gotta play, I can't wake up".
"He just goes bam and I went, 'You motherf**ker!' He was like, 'Are you awake now?' or something like that. I was like, yeah.'"
The late musician added: "I got slapped in the face by the prince. That's okay really, if you think about it. But in the moment, I was like, 'You f**king slapped me, dude."
Royal fans have been reacting to the story following Taylor Hawkins' death, describing the Duke as "entitled" and "arrogant".
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One fan said: "So its ok for "prince" harry to slap someone across the face and no ones calling him out for it?
"Hypocrisy and double standards at its best."
Another said: "How arrogant of Harry, but then he knew he couldn't hit him back."
"He has slapped the whole British public in the face including his family," said a third.
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"Another example of Harry's entitled behaviour. Disgusting even if supposedly was in fun," a disgruntled fan said.
Hawkins was sadly found in his hotel room in Columbia on Friday (March 25).
An autopsy revealed that his heart weighed more than 600 grams – most men around the same age have a heart that weighs around 280 to 340 grams.
The band released a statement on Saturday confirming Hawkins' shock death.
"The Foo Fighters family is devastated by the tragic and untimely loss of our beloved Taylor Hawkins. His musical spirit and infectious laughter will live on with all of us forever," they wrote.
"Our hearts go out to his wife, children and family, and we ask that their privacy be treated with the utmost respect in this unimaginably difficult time."
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