Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had a secret lunch in Dublin together

By Meaghan Wray

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made waves as one of the few British royal couples to continue to show public displays of affection after saying “I do,” and they certainly know how to keep the flame alive. While royal fans gushed over photos of their adorable hand-holding and looks of love, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been finding private moments for themselves in the midst of it all – including a secret, romantic lunch during their official two-day visit to Ireland.

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The beautiful couple worked up an appetite after spending the morning of their second day in Dublin paying visits to Trinity College and Croke Park. According to Vanity Fair, the prince had a table booked at one of Dublin’s most famous restaurants, the Delahunt, where they enjoyed a two-course meal and even indulged in a half-pint of Guinness and some Irish coffee. “The booking was made some time ago, and they had pre-ordered their meals,” Grace Davis , the restaurant’s manager, shared with the publication.

She continued: “They had the smoked salmon starter. Meghan had the hake for her main course; Harry had the lamb. They had planned to have dessert too, but said they were too full by the end of their meal. So, they just had what we call our 3fe Dublin roasted coffee. They seemed to love it – it was empty plates all around. They even shared a half-pint of Guinness, and Harry had a Coke.”

Meghan and Harry visited the Dogpatch Hub in Dublin. Photo: © Jimmy Rainford - Pool/Getty Images

The duke and duchess sat tucked away in a leather-seated booth by the kitchen, likely enjoying the peace and quiet before heading off to the Famine Memorial and The Irish Emigration Museum. It’s very fitting that the two enjoy finding alone time together over a delicious meal – after all, Meghan is a keen foodie and Harry even proposed over a roast chicken!

According to Grace, the couple were, unsurprisingly, a pleasure to be around. “They were very warm and friendly and very happy together. This was their only downtime on the tour and they were chatting the whole time over lunch,” she shared. “They were also very engaging, and both of them popped into the kitchen to see our chef, Dermot Staunton. Harry told him, ‘I hear it’s the best food in Ireland,’ and Dermot told him it was, but that he is biased.”

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