and Meghan Markle have made waves as one of the few British
royal couples to continue to show public displays of affection after saying “I
do,” and they certainly know how to keep the flame alive. While royal fans gushed
over photos of their adorable hand-holding and looks of love, the Duke and Duchess
of Sussex have been finding private moments for themselves in the midst of it
all – including a secret, romantic lunch during
official two-day visit to Ireland.
couple worked up an appetite after spending the morning of their second day in
Dublin paying visits to Trinity College and Croke Park. According to
Vanity Fair, the prince had a table booked at one
of Dublin’s most famous restaurants, the
where they enjoyed a two-course meal and even indulged in a half-pint of
Guinness and some Irish coffee. “The booking was made some time ago, and they
had pre-ordered their meals,”
, the restaurant’s manager, shared with the publication.
continued: “They had the smoked salmon starter. Meghan had the hake for her
main course; Harry had the lamb. They had planned to have dessert too, but said
they were too full by the end of their meal. So, they just had what we call our
3fe Dublin roasted coffee. They seemed to love it – it was empty plates all
around. They even shared a half-pint of Guinness, and Harry had a Coke.”
The duke and
duchess sat tucked away in a leather-seated booth by the kitchen, likely
enjoying the peace and quiet before heading off to the Famine Memorial and The
Irish Emigration Museum. It’s very fitting that the two enjoy finding alone
time together over a delicious meal – after all, Meghan is a keen foodie and
Harry even proposed
a roast chicken!
Grace, the couple were, unsurprisingly, a pleasure to be around. “They were
very warm and friendly and very happy together. This was their only downtime on
the tour and they were chatting the whole time over lunch,” she shared. “They
were also very engaging, and both of them popped into the kitchen to see our
chef, Dermot Staunton. Harry told him, ‘I hear it’s the best food in Ireland,’
and Dermot told him it was, but that he is biased.”
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