Prince Harry is already turning San Diego heads as he settles in for his Apache helicopter training stint at the Naval Air Facility, El Centro, California. "He didn't flirt with meÂ—but I wouldn't have minded if he had," a waitress said. It's that Prince Harry charm. It captures hearts wherever he goes.
His first important learning questÂ—where are the best burgers and beer?Â—took Harry off base, and into a pub. Apparently, the nearest suitable bar and grill is 120 miles away, near San Diego. So on his second day at the camp, the prince, three buddies, plus a team of royal bodyguards headed out for refreshments, reports Daily Mail, and saw a lot of desert on the way. And water, too, since the "watering hole" is on Coronado IslandÂ—home of the U.S. Navy Seals. Is that the best place for visiting Air Force officers to hang out? Apparently so. Good to know they all get along.
When the group arrived at McP's Irish Pub, "Harry and his friends were really nice. It took me a minute before I realized who he was," said waitress Leah Bentley, 32. "I bantered with him and tried to treat him like any other customer. He and his friends were very good-looking and were nice tippers."
Harry, 27, asked to be seated outside. Can't waste that California sunshine. But, really, don't they have better Irish pubs in Britain? Maybe the decor made the prince feel at home. Harry chatted with the locals, posed for pictures and even snapped a picture of a couple about to be married, with their camera. Now they have their first family keepsakeÂ—the photo shot by a prince. The groom tweeted to his friends that he actually met and shook hands with Prince Harry. Another souvenir.
Royal watchers hope the burger was good. And the beer was American styleÂ—ice cold.
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