There was great excitement in Dublin yesterday when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made an unscheduled stop for lunch on Camden Street.
The Royal couple had jetted to the capital for their first official overseas outing since their high-profile wedding.
A jam-packed itinerary was planned for the two-day trip, including meetings with the Taoiseach and President as well as stops in Croke Park and Trinity College.
But on Wednesday, the couple went off track for an unscheduled lunch date in Delahunt on Camden Street.
Hundreds gathered outside the restaurant in the hope of catching a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
It was a quick bite as they spent just one hour and 15 minutes inside the Victorian styled venue.
Inside, they are reported to have shared an intimate table in a glass-panelled snug.
They both ate smoked salmon to start followed by roast hake for Meghan and roast lamb for Harry.
Meghan sipped on a glass of Guinness while Harry ordered a glass of Coke.
Home smoked salmon, with dill pickled cucumber, Guinness bread and horseradish cream cheese.
Meghan: Roast hake with mussel veloute, saffron potato, roast cauliflower and leek.
Harry: Sirloin of Irish lamb with all the trimmings.
Glass of Guinness and Coke
A two-course meal in the restaurant costs €34, leaving their bill at €68, not including the drinks.
The couple arrived at around 12.45pm and stayed until after 2pm.
Restaurant manager Grace Davis said the couple were very down to earth.
She told The Irish Daily Mail: “Harry and Meghan were absolutely lovely and friendly and very down-to-earth.
“They really enjoyed their meals and their plates came back totally clear, which is always a really good sign.
“They had no desserts, they were too full so they just had some coffee.
“The toilets are at the very back and it is an open concept kitchen. They were in a small private snug, but you have to go all the way past the kitchen to go to the toilet so they each stuck their head into the kitchen to say hello which was really special.”
Source: Celebrity News Ireland