Prince William and Kate Middleton stopped by a cider farm Thursday afternoon during the first day of their two-day Cornwall visit.

Prince William & Kate Middleton

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge headed to Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm, celebrating the local business and Cornwall tourist attraction’s 30th anniversary. During the visit, Middleton stepped behind the bar to pull a pint of Healey’s Rattler cider. “I’ve never mastered this!” Kate admitted as she filled up the glass.

Kate ultimately passed the cider over to William, a regular cider drinker. He told the owners it tasted “just like it does in the pub” but said he’d “fall over” if he drank the entire pint.

“William in particular really likes cider and it was good to hear he drinks Rattler down his local pub,” said owner Joe Healey.


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During the course of their visit, the Duke and Duchess sampled six different drinks — including a shot of 120 proof whiskey. After downing the liquor, Kate said it was “delicious.”

Later on, the royal couple were shown some of the rum that the cider farm produces. “Rum?! This is where the engagement really goes downhill!” William exclaimed.

Healey admitted, “It was quite a boozy pre-lunch,” adding, “They seemed really up for it [the tasting]. If they’d hesitated a bit, we would have only offered them one or two tastes, but they really enjoyed it.”

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