PRINCE William stunned a York curry house owner by turning up unannounced for dinner with a huge entourage in tow.
The heir to the throne walked into Saffron Desi at 7.30pm on Wednesday (February 6), accompanied by 47 friends and colleagues.
Restaurant owner Mohammed Nisar, who was behind the bar when William walked in, had taken the group booking earlier that day but had no idea the prince would be among them.
He said: "As soon as he walked in, I met him and said welcome to Saffron Desi. I shook hands with him and asked what he would like to drink."
Mr Nisar said the prince, who is undertaking pilot training at nearby RAF Linton-On-Ouse, asked for a cider
He added: "All the guests are special, but I could not believe we had a royal here."
Other customers soon realised who they were dining with and some approached him for an autograph.
The prince, believed to have been with a royal protection officer, politely declined.