“There was about 15 of them dressed in black rugby shirts with nicknames written on the back. William had ‘Wills’ and Harry, ‘Hazza,’ ” Scott Hunnybun, bar manager of the Painters Arms on the Isle of Wigh (off England’s southern coast), said of the group’s visit to his pub Saturday night.
“They’d been sailing during the daytime and had a meal and a few drinks in some of the other pubs, so were already very drunk by the time they got here,” he said. “There was a bit of dancing going on and the group ordered just about everything you can think of in the space of an hour.”
Of their brief stay, Hunnybun added: “They also had this beer funnel that they kept passing around. It makes you drink a pint of beer in about two seconds and pretty much everyone in the pub had a go on it by the end of the night. … It was a bit raucous – exactly the sort of thing you expect from a stag party.”
The stag being honored? Princess Anne’s son, Peter Phillips, who weds his Canadian fiancée Autumn Kelly, 29, at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 17.
When the princes arrived Friday morning, they joined their friends at the Anchor Pub for a meal before playing pool and hitting the dance floor to the sounds of local rock band Evolution.
“Harry was dancing quite a bit,” said Ashley Pamphillon, manager of the Anchor Inn. “But it was a large party, so everyone was chatting and dancing away. … People didn’t realize it was them as they didn’t ask for anything special. I presume it was quite nice for them to have an ordinary night in the pub.”