British Royal Family

Prince William and Duchess Catherine’s charming date night

Enjoying a rare night off from their young children and busy schedules, William and Kate prove they’re just like any other married couple.

Forget titles and tiaras – when it comes to relaxing it turns out the Prince and his Duchess want nothing more than good old fashioned pub grub and a glass of the house white.
According to British newspaper The Sun, the royal couple recently headed to The Crown Inn in East Rudham, which is about 15 minutes away from their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk.
Onlookers told the publication that Prince William, 33, and the Duchess of Cambridge, 34, kept a low profile as they had a drink at the bar before moving onto a table for dinner.
“They were very low key and it seemed quite a last minute thing. They both looked a little tired but seemed to have a lovely time and left at about 10.30pm,” a witness explained.
Despite the casual nature of the outing, their spark was still very much apparent.
The Crown Inn describes itself as an "outstanding Norfolk Country pub/restaurant [which] combines traditional period features with stunning modern-day comfort and luxury hotel accommodation."
“They were leaning into one another chatting away, laughing and joking. It's nice for them to have a normal night out like any other parents of young children,” the punter added.
Clearly enjoying being off-duty from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, Wills treated himself to a glass of wine while Catherine stuck to sparkling water.
The pub's menu features offerings such as pigeon kiev, wild mushroom risotto and whisky cured salmon.
And they’re not the only members of the British Royal Family showing off their more normal sides.
On Monday, Queen Elizabeth caught the train home from King's Lynn Station to King Cross in London as she ended her extended Christmas break at Sandringham.Wrapped up in a knee-length polka-dot overcoat and a matching headscarf, the 89-year-old Monarch looked effortlessly stylish as she boarded the train.
On Monday, Queen Elizabeth travel via train back to London.
“It's an honour to have her use the train service. I asked her if she enjoyed her stay in Norfolk, to which she said she did,” beaming station manager Graeme Pratt told the Eastern Daily Press.
Indeed, over the years Her Majesty has grown quite fond of train travel and has clocked up thousands of trips on the fast-moving mode of public transport.

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