31 AUGUST 2014
The royal couple hadn’t travelled far from their son Prince George, who they had left behind in the safe care of his nanny at Anmer Hall – their country home in Norfolk, which is located on the Queen’s 20,000-acre Sandringham estate.
According to The Express, William affectionately held his wife’s hand as they made their way to the bar at The Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham.
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Kate and William enjoyed dinner at a local country house hotel in Norfolk
The Duke of Cambridge, who was driving, ordered a lime and soda while Kate opted for a white wine spritzer.
The couple were then shown to their table where they picked the same meal of grilled fillet of black bream with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, baby spinach, marinated olives and oven-dried tomatoes with arrabiata sauce.
William then ordered two scoops of vanilla ice cream with two spoons for him and his wife to share.
‘William was extremely affectionate and considerate,’ said an onlooker
Fellow diners were stunned to see the Duke and Duchess, both 32, looking casual and relaxed in their local restaurant, with a few venturing up to the royals after to greet them.
“William was extremely affectionate and considerate towards Kate throughout,” an onlooker told the newspaper. “They were quite flirtatious and couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
“When they had finished their meal, a couple of locals came up to them and said hello. They smiled and were very chatty, very accommodating. My overwhelming feeling was how normal they were. They just seemed happy to mix with the locals.”
William and Kate spent about two hours in the restaurant, joined by four bodyguards at a nearby table, after which they headed home to see their one-year-old son.
Kate and baby Prince George have been spending the past fortnight in Norfolk
The couple have spent the past fortnight in Norfolk overseeing renovations in their country home.
Given that William is due to start his helicopter pilot job with East Anglian Air Ambulance in September, the first-time parents’ stay in the country will have come as a welcome break.
The royals are expected to divide their time between Norfolk and London, where they reside in Apartment 1A at Kensington Palace, as William’s job will see him based at Cambridge and Norwich Airports – both of which are close to Anmer Hall.
Kate was said to be particularly keen that Prince George spend time out of the capital and enjoy the fresh country air.
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Kate Middleton may be subject to constant media attention whenever she goes out (because who doesn’t want to document every flawless outfit she wears?) but last Thursday, she and Prince William did the remarkable: went on a quiet date where people basically ignored them, People reported.
The two had dinner at the Kings Head Hotel in Great Bircham, Englands countryside where one of their homes, Anmer Hall, is. Dressed like normal people, Will reportedly in faded blue jeans and sneakers and Kate in skinny jeans and a sweater, the couple spent two hours doing normal people things like sharing dessert (two scoops of vanilla ice cream, though we’d hardly call ordering vanilla normal) and chatting with locals in the restaurant. Kate even came in with her hair a little wet and twisted it throughout the dinner, an onlooker told the Sunday Express, because she really is every woman.
After some time, the two left the restaurant and walked to their car holding hands, showing date night is yet another thing they do perfectly.
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Dressed in casual attires, Prince William and wife Kate Middleton goes incognito on Friday, Aug. 29, as they joined a huge crowd of train commuters. Joined by their dog Lupo, the royal couple was spotted at London’s King’s Cross without their one-year-old son, Prince George, as they return from a trip to their country house in Norfolk.
Wearing stylish frames and a cap, the Duke of Cambridge looked like an ordinary commuter as he dashed through a crowd in London with Kate. Just like her husband, the Duchess of Cambridge was photographed wearing a cap and plain clothes as she took a break from her royal appearances. Ditching her designer clothes, Kate wore a checked shirt and pair it with a brown jacket, and finished her casual ensemble with a pair of blue jeans.
“Commuters did a double-take as Wills and Kate, both 32, and their cocker spaniel returned from a trip to Norfolk on Friday,” Mirror reports. “They were both casually dressed in jeans and baseball caps as they left their train and headed for a waiting people carrier.”
Early this month, William took a job in the East Anglian Air Ambulance as a helicopter ambulance pilot and is set to begin his training to be qualified as a helicopter commander. The Duke announced recently that he will donate all his salary to charity as he takes the pilot post as his main job.
With his busy schedules, the Prince will still continue his royal duties with wife Kate Middleton who is off to Malta for her first solo trip. “This job will be the Duke’s primary occupation but his roster will take into account the duties and responsibilities he will continue to undertake on behalf of The Queen, both in the United Kingdom and overseas,” according to a statement released by Kensington Palace.
Representing Queen Elizabeth in Malta’s 50th Independence Day celebration, the 32-year-old brunette will have a two-day royal visit in the exotic island. He Malta tour is set on Sept. 20 to 21 where she is going to be the guest of honour in the annual celebration.
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The royal pair – he in faded blue jeans and sneakers, she in skinny jeans and a sweater – were spotted at the King’s Head Hotel in Great Bircham, spending about two hours at the restaurant before they left holding hands en route to their car.
Towards the end of their meal, the first-time visitors to the pub chatted happily with some locals who approached them at their table, the Sunday Express reported.
The King’s Head would not comment on the visit.
As a rule, nearby residents tend to keep their distance. “We see the royals around, but you don’t acknowledge them, as it were. We just leave them, so they can be like everyone else,” one local tells PEOPLE.
“It’s just how we are in Norfolk – we leave people alone. The royal family’s been coming here for I don’t know how many years, and I like the fact that they can come and just ‘be’ and do their own thing.”
Queen Elizabeth, and before her, King George VI, has longstanding links with the area through the Sandringham estate, on which many of the properties and businesses rely and serve.
The Queen, 88, gifted Anmer Hall – about two miles from the main Sandringham House – to William and Kate a little more than a year ago.
“They want to live [in Anmer Hall] as much as possible,” a source close to the couple tells PEOPLE.
The family is expected to spend some time with Queen Elizabeth and the rest of the extended clan up in Scotland before the end of the summer break.
Reporting by MONIQUE JESSEN