Don’t get us wrong, we love a long holiday weekend as much as the next gal. However, during our time enjoying virtual fireworks and eating socially-distanced BBQ with our family, we almost missed new pictures of Prince William, beer in hand, at a local pub.
In honor of the U.K. reopening bars and restaurants this weekend, the Duke of Cambridge paid a visit to the historic Rose & Crown pub in Snettisham, which is about five miles from his home at Anmer Hall where he has been social distancing with his family. During the event, the 38-year-old royal chatted with the owners and staff to learn how they were adapting to the new ways of operating.
William’s official Instagram account (which he shares with wife, Kate Middleton) shared a slideshow of photos of the duke from his time at the establishment. “Wishing everyone a safe weekend,” part of the caption read.
He sat down with the bar’s current owners, Jeannette and Anthony Goodrich, while enjoying chips and drinks (multiple reports claim the beverage is an Aspall cider).
"He was really interested and he wanted to understand what kind of measures we’ve had to take to prepare for reopening. He didn’t just want to speak to us. He spoke to Lucy Heffer, duty manager, and Phil Milner, head chef,” Goodrich said, per the Eastern Daily Press.
“We talked about the implications lockdown has had for families," Mrs. Goodrich told the newspaper. "He said they’ve been very lucky—they’ve been in Norfolk all the time, they’ve had space and sunshine. He realized how difficult it’s been for people in cities.”
Now we know why everyone calls him the most laid-back royal.