Prince William Admits His Guinness Keeps Getting Taken Away, ‘I’ll Finish a Pint By the Time I Leave’

Prince William and Kate Middleton had a blast during their recent tour of Ireland. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited several locations in the country, and a few lucky fans got to chat with them during a walk along the gorgeous Howth coast. Although the pair said that they were loving their trip so far, William admitted that people keep stealing his Guinness.

Kate Middleton and Prince William
Kate Middleton and Prince William | Pool/Samir Hussein/WireImage

Inside the Cambridge’s tour of Ireland

The couple’s visit to Ireland lasted three days as William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, made multiple stops throughout the county. This includes an appearance at the Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar, an event that featured the British Ambassador to Ireland.

According to E! Online, William spoke during the reception and made a joke about Queen Elizabeth, who visited the same pub in 2011. During her stop, however, Her Majesty was trained on pouring the “perfect pint,” something William missed out on.

“Now, ladies and gentlemen, let me tell you it is not often that I find myself following The Queen to a pub,” William joked. “But I am looking forward to testing for myself the theory that Guinness tastes even better in Ireland than overseas.”

William went on to thank everyone for attending to reception and for fostering a healthy relationship between the UK and Ireland. During the visit, William and Kate also spoked to people from a wide range of backgrounds, including sports, creative arts, charity, and business.

Queen Elizabeth responds to Prince William’s pub joke

A day after William’s speech, Queen Elizabeth answered his joke with a post of her own on social media. Her majesty shared a video of William speaking at the pub, with the caption, “Cheers!”

Queen Elizabeth visited Ireland back in 2011. The trip was the first time a British monarch had visited the country in 100 years.

William and Kate followed in Queen Elizabeth’s footsteps throughout their tour, which was meant to highlight how the UK’s relationship with Ireland remains strong.

Visiting the country could also open the door for future stops by members of the royal family. There is no telling when that might happen, but we do know that William had one regret about his trip to Ireland.

Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoy a stroll on Howth Coast

Apart from mingling with ambassadors and high-profile people in Ireland, William and Kate also took time to talk with locals. According to Hello Magazine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge ran into a group of lucky fans during a relaxed stroll along Howth coast – and the interaction was caught on camera.

A clip of the quick meeting was shared on Twitter. The video starts with Kate asking the group if they live in Howth Coast and remarking about the beauty of the landscape.

Prince William added that their tour of Ireland has been “really good” and that they were just looking to catch some “fresh air.” When one of the fans asked William if he had a chance to sample the Guinness, William revealed that he’s only been able to get a few sips in before his pint gets taken away.

“I’ve had two sips so far. Every time [I’m about to] have a third it gets taken away from me! I’ll finish a pint by the time I leave,” William shared.

Hopefully, William got a chance to actually finish a pint before he and Kate flew home on Friday. Either way, it sounds like they both had a blast visiting Ireland.

Will Prince William and Kate Middleton return to Ireland?

The Cambridges enjoyed their stay so much that they want to bring their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte, and Prince Louis – to visit someday.

According to Town and Country, the couple made the comment while visiting the Teagasc Research Farm and listening to children from a local school called Kiltale School. Some of the children from the school, such as 11-year-old Thaddeus, showed Prince William and Kate projects they are working on that promote healthy diets and getting outside.

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Today The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been learning about organisations working in Ireland to support and empower young people, and about the country’s conservation initiatives and efforts to protect its environment, with a particular focus on sustainable farming and marine conservation. 1-2. At @Jigsaw_YMH, The Duke and Duchess met young people helped by the free mental support service, before joining a conversation with parents, carers and teachers on the impact of Jigsaw’s services within their communities. 3-4. With young people supported by the charity Extern a range of activities that equip those at Savannah House with key life skills, including meal planning and cooking, and joining them for a game of table tennis – see our story for more! 5-6. On @Teagasc Research Farm in County Meath they heard more about the farm’s pioneering research to promote sustainable farming across the country, before speaking to farmers who have implemented the research into their own practices – and joined local schoolchildren visiting the farm for an educational session on the environment, nutrition and food production. 7. Finally, at the spectacular Howth Cliff, The Duke and Duchess joined representatives from the Marine Institute to talk about their innovating work across Ireland – before taking in sweeping views of the Irish coastline. 8-9. Thank you to everyone that came out to greet The Duke and Duchess today! #RoyalVisitIreland

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“They asked me [about the project]. They said they wanted to bring their kids over soon to show our projects.” Thaddeus shared. “They said it’s very good to go outside and tell our friends to go outside.”

Kate Middleton has done a lot of work in the field of early childhood development, so it is not surprising that she and William visited a school during their tour of Ireland. We do not know when the couple might return to the country, but we are confident their children would love to visit.

Prince William and Kate returned home on Friday and are scheduled to attend the Commonwealth Day service on Monday. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are also scheduled to attend the service, which will be one of their final public appearances before their exit becomes official.