The prince loves it hearty: Harry and Meghan explored Düsseldorf’s old town. And that’s when I got to know Altbier and blood sausage.
On the eve of his 39th birthday, Prince Harry visited a traditional brewery in Düsseldorf’s old town with his wife Meghan. According to a spokeswoman, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex not only drank Altbier and wine there on Thursday evening, but also enjoyed knuckle and black pudding.
“So proud! Impressed by very friendly people who enjoyed our Schumi Alt, Haxe Wiener Schnitzel, Blutwurst and German sausages,” wrote the Schumacher Brewery team on Instagram. The brewery also posted a photo in which Harry and Meghan are smiling and standing in the middle of the brewery team. Harry, the second-born son of King Charles and Princess Diana, celebrates his 39th birthday this Friday.
Harry has been in Düsseldorf for almost a week
Harry has been in the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital for almost a week for the Invictus Games for war-disabled soldiers. Harry, who was an officer in the British Army in Afghanistan, launched the competitions in 2014 after encounters with seriously injured people.
Harry and Meghan showed up completely unannounced at the “Im Goldenen Kessel” brewery on Bolkerstrasse in the middle of the old town, said a spokeswoman for the Schumacher brewery. They also didn’t book a table in advance. “They were there all of a sudden.” The couple was sitting in the middle of the brewery.
However, there had been signs days before that unusual visitors might be coming to the brewery. An unknown woman had been to the brewery several times for days and looked at everything there, said the spokeswoman. When Harry and Meghan came to the inn, the woman was there and told a waiter that he now knew why.
This year the Invictus Games will be held in Germany for the first time. Meghan arrived on Tuesday. The Invictus Games will end on Saturday with a closing event at which Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is also expected.
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