Royalty and statesmen

The Prince, who's currently undergoing pilot training at a nearby RAF station, stunned local diners at a York curry house when he walked in with 46 friends and Army colleagues on Wednesday night
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The house special at the Saffron Desi restaurant (above) is the 7.95 Royal Delight, named for the fact that restaurant's chef once prepared it for Wills' mother. And it was what most of the party opted to try
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Wills and RAF mates enjoy regal curry dish on night out in York

8 FEBRUARY 2008
While many a restaurant promises a meal "fit for a king", the phrase now rings true for a York curry house after the future monarch, Prince William, dropped by to sample a dish on the menu entitled Royal Delight.

The owner of the establishment had been expecting a large booking, but was stunned when the 25-year old royal - currently undergoing pilot training at a nearby RAF station - walked in with 46 friends and Army colleagues on Wednesday night.

"I was amazed," said Mohammed Omar. "I couldn't believe we had a royal here. The customers were going crazy."

The majority of Prince's party opted for the 7.95 house special, Royal Delight. The dish was named after the establishment's chef cooked the marinated chicken recipe for Wills' mother, Princess Diana, at a function at the Dorchester hotel.