The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall stopped off at Fuller's pub the Parcel Yard at King's Cross station yesterday.
Customers were surprised to see the unexpected guests, who took a trip on the London Underground to mark the network's 150th anniversary.
They were escorted to the pub by the architect of the new King's Cross concourse, John McAslan, and were shown a scale model of the station's new look displayed in the Parcel Yard's atrium area for the day.
Richard Fuller, director of Fuller's, was on hand to welcome the Prince and Duchess to the pub.
Fuller said: "We are honoured that the Prince and Duchess requested a visit to The Parcel Yard as part of their tour of the Underground network.
"We have helped to transform what was a derelict part of the station in a thriving venue and as word has spread wide that there is a great pub just beyond the ‘Harry Potter trolley', more and more people are paying us a visit. The Parcel Yard stocks a fantastic range of Fuller's beers but it was just a shame that the time of day wasn't right for the Royal party to partake!"
"It was wonderful to see the Prince and Duchess spend so much time to take a look around and chat to members of the team, who do an excellent job for us. The buzz from this visit will be sure to last for many days and weeks to come."
By Neil Gerrard
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