Punters were shocked to see Prince William and Kate Middleton and their children tucking into a pub lunch in Norfolk at the weekend.
The royal pair were joined by Princes George, aged eight, and Louis, three and Princess Charlotte, six, as they all enjoyed burgers and chips at the undisclosed beer garden on Saturday.
The family’s black spaniel Lupo was also in attendance – spotted sniffing around the wooden table as the royals tucked into some traditional English pub grub.
William, donning a navy jumper and light blue shirt, was seen consoling one of the youngsters when their food proved too hot to eat.
Meanwhile, young George kept it more casual than usual in a turquoise t-shirt, shorts and trainers. The happy couple appeared relaxed as they enjoyed some family time after a busy spate of public engagements.
Kate had recently met with Afghan veterans in Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and cadets in Lake Windermere, before playing doubles with US Open champion Emma Raducanu in Roehampton.
Meanwhile, Prince William had attended emergency services day in London and visited football youth teams.
A witness told the Sun: ‘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.’
The witness added: ‘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.’
The family day out came as it was revealed Prince William and David Attenborough will present a new BBC programme about the environment.
The show will feature pioneers who have been recognised for finding innovative solutions to the most pressing climate issues.
In a trailer introducing the documentary, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, The Duke of Cambridge, 39, tells viewers ‘this is a moment for hope, not fear’.
The Queen’s grandson, who lives at Kensington Palace in London with Kate and their three children, will speak with winners of The Earthshot Prize, a global competition he launched alongside The Royal Foundation in October 2020, in the five-part series.
The series will air from October 3, and each episode will focus on a different environmental issue – protecting and restoring nature, fixing the climate, combating air pollution, reviving the oceans, and tackling waste.