New parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have reportedly enjoyed a traditional British roast at their local pub — with baby Archie very much in tow.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have tucked into a £16 ($29AUD) roast dinner at the Rose and Crown Winkfield in Windsor last Sunday.
Back in Britain
The low-key outing comes follows the royal couple being criticised for flying in four private jets in just 11 days.
But the scrutiny appears to have motivated the pair to pull things back, as they opted for a quintessentially British night out.
“They were on a table with, I presume, a private secretary,” an onlooker told The Sun.
“Meghan was cradling Archie most of the time. The little lad was as good as gold, I didn’t hear him cry once while he was there.”
He added: "No other customers recognised them. The staff clearly knew who they were but kept the service low-key.”
Harry and Meghan’s local
The pub would appear to be a local favourite of Meghan and Harry, who moved to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in April this year ahead of the birth of baby Archie on 6 May.
“They did indicate to me they had been there before,” the source revealed, adding, “They just chatted away like any normal couple and were laughing a lot.”
On its website, the Rose & Crown Winkfield describes itself as a “modern British pub” which boasts “all the trimmings”.
The pub’s traditional beef roast is priced at £15.95. If Meghan – a reported flexitarian – was tempted to try a meat-free alternative during her visit, there is also a nut roast variety (which can be made vegan or vegetarian) for just £9.95.
Yahoo UK contacted the Rose and Crown in Winkfield, who denied that a visit took place.
The pub is a 12-minute drive from the Sussexes’ Frogmore Cottage home.
The pair have numerous local pubs to choose from nearby, including a 200-year-old pub bearing Harry’s grandfather’s title, The Duke of Edinburgh, just down the road.
Words by Francesca Specter
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