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Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, and Prince William are far more down to earth than you might think. When they heard that a traditional English pub had been renamed ‘The Prince George’, they were so touched, they wrote the landlord a letter of thanks.
Could they be any cuter?!
The Watford Observer reports that the pub, on St Albans Road, was formally known as The Sycamore, but when local Terry Rigg took ownership of the spot in June, he decided it was time for a revamp, and looked to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge‘s new son for inspiration.
He wrote to the Palace to inform them of the tribute, and received a letter back from St. James’ Palace, which read: ‘The Duke and Duchess were touched that you would change the name of your pub to The Prince George and have asked me to send you and your customers their warmest thanks and best wishes.’
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Terry tells the paper: ‘There have been noise complaints in the past, and I wanted to start afresh. We started a ballot, and 80 per cent of customers voted for the pub to change to The Prince George. It is perfect because we aim to be a traditional English pub, and this name has real meaning.’
He added: ‘I was not expecting a reply and were thrilled to receive the letter and photo of the young family. It is exciting because we believe we are the first pub to have changed their name after the birth.’
The venue also boasts a Prince George burger. The Duke and Duchess are known for their love of traditional English pubs. When the pair visited Cambridge back in November 2012, then shunned a local Michelin-starred restaurant in favour of the Fort St George – where they tucked into beef sandwiches, chips and fresh fruit.
Perhaps they’ll pay a visit to The Prince George when they relocate to London this weekend…