Prince William and Kate enjoy date night at local pub

Chloe Best

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have enjoyed a low-key date night at their local pub. The royal couple left their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home to enjoy dinner at a pub around 15 minutes away from their home Anmer Hall in Norfolk.

Prince William and Kate visited The Crown Inn in East Rudham, where a regular said they enjoyed a drink at the bar before heading to a table for a meal.

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William and Kate reportedly enjoyed a low-key date at a local pub

"They were very low key and it seemed quite a last minute thing," the eyewitness told The Sun. "Maybe it was a rare night out since Charlotte was born."

The royals were both said to be dressed down for their evening out, with Kate wearing skinny jeans and a navy jumper.

"They both looked a little tired but seemed to have a lovely time and left at about 10.30pm," the source said, adding that while William made the most of his time off from working with the East Anglian Air Ambulance with a glass of wine, Kate appeared to opt for sparkling water.

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The royal couple left their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte at home

The regular continued: "They were leaning into one another chatting away, laughing and joking. It's nice for them to have a normal night out like any other parents of young children."

William and Kate no doubt enjoyed some quality time together after a busy start to the New Year. The couple missed their traditional getaway to Mustique with the Middleton family to focus on their young family, as well as William's shift work for the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

Meanwhile Prince George has recently started attending the Westacre Montessori School in East Walton and is said to be settling into his new surroundings very well, so they will not have wanted to disrupt his routine.

The Duke and Duchess have a busy few months ahead as they are set to embark on a tour of India together – their first official overseas tour since their three-day stay in New York in December 2014 – and they will also be at the forefront of a series of celebrations in honour of the Queen's 90th birthday.