Prince William has enjoyed a pint at his local pub and asked the landlords if they are worried about people “getting a bit out of hand”, as bars and restaurants prepare to reopen for the first time in three months.
The Duke of Cambridge visited the Rose and Crown in the Norfolk village of Snettisham to show his support for Britain’s hospitality industry on the eve of customers returning.
After sanitising his hands with gel near the bar, he asked the pub’s landlords: “Can I have a pint of cider please? I’m a cider man,” and ordered a £4.15 pint of Aspall Suffolk Draught Cyder and a plate of chips.
William took a seat in the pub’s garden with some of their staff and when his drink and food arrived he joked: “I don’t know where I pay, I’ll do that before I leave, I promise.”
The royal and his family have previously visited the 600-year-old pub, hotel and restaurant, which is a few miles from their home of Anmer Hall.