A Royal knees up that included a pint and a game of darts

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The royal couple behind the bar The royal couple behind the bar

A landlady said there was lots of laughter when Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall paid a visit today.

The royal couple visited The Bell in Purleigh as the prince is patron of Pub is the Hub.

Kirsten Webb, who runs the pub with husband Julian, said: “It went brilliantly, they were very relaxed and seemed very happy with the pub.

“There was lots of laughter.”

Local dignitaries and representatives of companies including Maldon Salt, Maldon Oysters and Purleigh’s New Hall Vineyard met the royals, who even pulled pints at the bar and played a game of darts.

Full story and pictures in this week's paper.

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8:25pm Wed 29 Jan 14

John Whittingdale says...

I hope jimmy saviles best pal was not allowed near any schools !
I hope jimmy saviles best pal was not allowed near any schools ! John Whittingdale
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9:17am Thu 30 Jan 14

totallyfootball says...

Nice to see the bolt on Royals working so hard for the country!
Nice to see the bolt on Royals working so hard for the country! totallyfootball
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9:59am Thu 30 Jan 14

Jack222 says...

Does anyone really care?
Does anyone really care? Jack222
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11:18am Thu 30 Jan 14

Jess Jephcott says...

I care. This is the future King and Queen of England. It is wonderful to see them in Essex. A great story Gazette. Long Live the Queen!
I care. This is the future King and Queen of England. It is wonderful to see them in Essex. A great story Gazette. Long Live the Queen! Jess Jephcott
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1:26pm Thu 30 Jan 14

stevedawson says...

How dare you refer to our future king in that terminology, lm shocked.
How dare you refer to our future king in that terminology, lm shocked. stevedawson
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9:10am Tue 4 Feb 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

A Royal Knee's Up eh?

Now let's just be quite sure what we are talking about:

> A very informal gathering for any type of celebration. Involving plenty of impromptu singing, dancing, and drinking.

> A boisterous dance involving the raising of alternate knees.

Well would you believe it? I think I my long entrenched opinion of the Royal Family might be mellowing a tad.

Indeed, I must try and wangle an invite to the next Commonwealth Conference.

Wait for me Muvver Brown!

(P.S. Can I bring Bhudeeka as well?)
A Royal Knee's Up eh? Now let's just be quite sure what we are talking about: > A very informal gathering for any type of celebration. Involving plenty of impromptu singing, dancing, and drinking. > A boisterous dance involving the raising of alternate knees. Well would you believe it? I think I my long entrenched opinion of the Royal Family might be mellowing a tad. Indeed, I must try and wangle an invite to the next Commonwealth Conference. Wait for me Muvver Brown! (P.S. Can I bring Bhudeeka as well?) OMPITA [Intl]
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