Royal Baby given permanent seat at Cambridge pub

23 July, 2013

A Cambridge pub has welcomed the future King into the world, by permanently reserving a space in the pub for the newest Royal. 

Fort St George reserved plaque

Greene King pub the Fort St George in Cambridge has marked the reserved space for the VIP by installing a plaque on the wall, above a new highchair fit for a prince. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge first visited the Fort St George in late November 2012 when Kate was just a few weeks pregnant, to enjoy a pub lunch by the riverside.


Manager of the popular Fort St George pub, John Cecchini said: “When the world found out William and Kate were expecting we were thrilled, having welcomed them into the pub just a few weeks earlier.  Now he is here safe and sound, we want the family to know they are very welcome to come back any time, and there will always be a reserved space for him.”

John outside pub

The plaque sitting above the reserved highchair will remain permanently at the Greene King pub on Midsummer Common, ensuring the future King will always have somewhere to sit on his next visit.

John continues: “As he gets older, we will make sure the seat under the plaque grows with him.  He will forever be welcome here and we very much hope the whole family will be frequent visitors.”

The Fort St George is one of the oldest pubs in Cambridge dating back to the 16th Century, and is situated by the River Cam.  Originally built on an island in the river, the name comes from its resemblance to the British Fort St George in Madras, India.  Owned by pub company and brewer Greene King, the historic pub serves good quality pub food and a wide range of popular drinks, including real cask ales.  In November last year, the Royal couple enjoyed a private lunch in the pub during their first official visit to Cambridge.

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge


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