At the end of the day, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had a completely lovely royal tour of New York, doing the events they wanted to do and meeting the people they wanted to meet. They got a great reception, they made important donations to important causes, they met with local, state and international leaders and they furthered their American Royalty brand. Their reception was so overwhelmingly positive in New York, the British press came across as completely unhinged with their increasingly hysterical and nasty coverage throughout the trip. So it was time to give some red meat to the Little Englanders: look, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took their kids out for a “pub lunch.” And shockingly (!) a photographer from The Sun was there to document the whole thing. A convenient “witness” was there to further the Keen agenda:
William and Kate were a picture of family bliss as they enjoyed a pub lunch with their children yesterday. The pair looked relaxed as they sat on a wooden table with Princes George and Louis, and Princess Charlotte tucking into chips and burgers. The family, including a black spaniel, were enjoying a classic English beer garden lunch in Norfolk yesterday.
The pair spent quality time with their children in a heartwarming scene families around the country would recognise.
Heir William tucked into a burger and chips – and showing himself as a modern dad was quick to comfort and console one of the youngsters when their food was too hot. George, usually dressed in a tie and blazer when on public engagements, looked casual in a t-shirt, shorts and trainers. The Royal pair looked relaxed and happy as they wound down after a busy run of public engagements.
A witness said: “It was amazing to see how down-to-earth the family were. It would have been easy to miss them – and just assume they were any other family. They were laughing and chatting and clearly enjoying each other’s company. They were eating outside, I suppose because it was easier for the children. There was no security around, just them chilling like any other family. Wills had a burger and chips. They had their pet dog, a spaniel with them, and they were all laughing. There was one particularly touching moment where one of the children got upset because their food was too hot. William was so fast to reassure them and sort them out. It was fantastic to see.”
[From The Sun]
This is actually the first time William and Kate have been photographed together since July 11th. Kate hadn’t been photographed or done an event for two months and four days before she went back to work (solo) this month. I wonder what calls were made and who ordered what? Was this William and Kate being complete desperados and wanting to take attention away from the Sussexes’ successful trip? Or was this a situation where the British papers yanked the keen chain and got them out of hiding? Hm.
Photos courtesy of Avalon Red.