Despite being immersed in renovating their 10-bedroom country house, Anmer Hall, Prince William and Kate Middleton still made time for a date night.
The royal pair - in faded blue jeans and sneakers (William) and skinny jeans and a sweater (Kate) were seen at the King's Head Hotel in Great Bircham.
Towards the end of their two-hour meal, the affable first-time visitors to the pub chatted happily with some locals who approached them at their table.
The King's Head wouldn't comment on the visit and as a rule, aside from the occasional well wishes, nearby residents tend to keep their distance.
"We see the royals around, but you don't acknowledge them, as it were. We just leave them, so they can be like everyone else," one local remarked.
"The royal family's been coming here for I don't know how many years, and I like the fact that they can come and just 'be' and do their own thing."
"It's just how we are in Norfolk ... we leave people alone."