What could be more down-to-earth and traditional than this?
William and Kate spent the eve of their wedding anniversary at an English country pub.
The couple stayed the night at The Crown in Westleton, near Southwold, Suffolk, and tucked into a traditional breakfast of bacon and eggs on the morning of their anniversary.
William and Kate booked into the historic hotel as part of a group spending the night there after attending the wedding of Hannah Gillingham, one of Catherine’s best friends from school, who married Robert Carter at Wingfield, near Eye, Suffolk.
William and Kate slept in the £165-a-night “Swan room” of the 12th century coaching inn. Staff said the couple were polite, friendly and clearly enjoyed the company of the wedding party, telling hotel workers they had thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
General manager Gareth Clarke told the Daily Telegraph: “We were made aware that some special guests were arriving but we didn’t know just how special.
“William and Kate pitched up at about 1am and enjoyed a drink at the bar before retiring to the Swan room for the night...They’re the first royalty we’ve had staying with us. It’s not every day you welcome the second in line to the throne.”