Prince William stunned diners at a curry house in York when he turned up with 47 friends for an Indian meal.

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The 25-year-old royal visited the Saffron Desi restaurant on Wednesday night (06.02.08) and ordered the UKP8 house special, a chicken masala dish called The Royal Delight, and some ‘family-sized’ naan breads.

Mohammed Nisar, the owner of the restaurant said: “As soon as he walked in I met him and said, ‘Welcome to Saffron Desi’. I was amazed and shocked.

“I shook hands with him and asked him what he would like to drink. He ordered a bottle of Strongbow cider. I then told the kitchen that Prince William was here. The customers were all going crazy!”

The 25-year-old prince spent the meal laughing and joking with his companions who are believed to have been colleagues from the nearby RAF Linton-on-Ouse, where the prince is currently completing a four-month training course.

Nisar added: “He was very polite. Myself, my chef and all the staff are proud to have served him.”