| Prince William drops his trousers and brother Harry keeps the beers flowing
||[Apr. 14th, 2008|04:17 pm]
Prince William drops his trousers and brother Harry keeps the beers flowing as cousin Peter is given a Wight royal stag do|
April 14, 2008
Source: Daily Mail
Princes William and Harry are renowned for their love of a good party, but even by their own standards they excelled themselves on their royal cousin's stag do.
As the tenth in line to the throne, Peter Phillips was always going to get a pretty good send off - but William and Harry ensured it was even more of a weekend to remember.
William, fresh from collecting his pilot wings on Friday, not only downed pint after pint but dropped his trousers and flashed his boxer shorts during one drinking game on the Isle of Wight.
Not to be outdone, Harry spent most of the first night going round the pub with a funnel filled with beer encouraging locals to have a drink before panicking that Peter had gone awol.
Party Princes: William and Harry ensured a raucous stag for cousin Peter - and at one point feareed they had lost him
The Prince resorted to shouting across the packed Anchor pub in the Isle of Wight: "Where the f*** is the stag? We've lost the f****** stag?"
In a fitting end to their first night of the rowdy trip to Cowes, Peter, 29, was eventually found slumped in a shop doorway.
The Princes had only joined the 23-strong group once they reached the island - but for the stag the humiliation had already begun.
On boarding the ferry at Southampton, he was made to wear a skin-tight white leotard and kneel to drink the first of many lagers through a hosepipe.
As one of various challenges, Peter also had to keep hold of a child's doll throughout the weekend or face drinking an extra pint every time he was seen without it.
Pictures showed him cradling the large doll in the crook of his arm although he reportedly also had the bright idea of sticking it down the front of his boxer shorts to keep it safe.
By the time they reached the pub, the party was already in full swing and William and Harry wasted no time before joining in the drinking.
Bemused locals looked on as the brothers, dressed in cricket whites with their nicknames - Wills and Hazza - emblazoned on the back and "Pedro's Cowes Tour 2008" on the front, made themselves at home at a private table.
Party central: The 23-strong group spend Friday night getting drunk in the Anchor pub, in Cowes, as bemused locals looked on
At one point, Harry marched around the pub with a funnel persuading people to have a go at drinking a pint of lager through it.
Sophie Bleak, 39, told the Sun: "I was just sitting watching the band when Prince Harry came over holding a funnel and a pint of beer and said I had to have a drink.
"He put the funnel in my mouth and began pouring lager down it - but after two gulps I had to give up.
"He laughed and gave me a big hug and told me to have a good night.
"It was incredible seeing those two guys in here out on the beer with just the ordinary locals."
Although clearly drunk as lords, the Princes and the rest of the group were praised for their good behaviour and being so down-to-earth.
Ms Bleak said: "Harry and William were as good as gold. They drank until the music ended, then left with the police officers who were looking after them."
Formal duties: Peter, who was forced to carry a doll around for the duration of the tour, with his cousins Prince William and Prince Harry, who wore T-shirts with 'Wills' and 'Hazza' on the back
Manager Ashley Pamphilon said: "I was told by a gentleman that he wanted to book a table in a private area for dinner and that was the first I knew about it.
"They were all very polite to the staff - it was a nice evening and good to have them here.
"There was a large group of them and they were all well-behaved. Most of the guys were dressed in cricket whites and Harry had 'Hazza' written on the back of his shirt.
"The locals were quite surprised to see them over here, but no one fainted, although there was a lot of text messaging going on as people couldn't quite believe it."
Another woman, who did not give her name, told the Mirror: "They seemed like great guys who know how to have a good time. It was a raucous night with drinking but it was fairly well-behaved.
"They seemed so normal it didn't feel like we were mixing with royals."
Back at their £40-a-night hotel, the group - who included rugby player Mike Tindall, Peter's sister Zara's boyfriend, decided not to go to bed and instead carry on their drinking.
Standing in a circle, at one point William had to pull his trousers down to reveal his boxing shorts as a drinking fine.
Big day looming: The Princess Royal's son Peter Phillips is tenth in line to the throne and set to marry Canadian Autumn Kelly at Balmoral
The morning after, their heads no doubt pounding, they all headed to the marina for some sailing.
No sooner had Peter - still clutching his doll - stepped aboard, than he was forced to down a vodka-beer concoction.
His friends then held him down and drew a moustache and glasses on his face with black marker pen.
That night, he was given yet another humiliating outfit - this time a purple lycra catsuit with red pants over the top, and in case he could not find a drink, had a pint glass taped to his hand.
Asked at one point how he was coping with the weekend, he said: "I'm still alive."
In the pub, Harry - who was wearing a rugby shirt - laughed and exchanged jokes with another stag party comprising 25 men dressed as pirates.
"Harry was having a quiet pint at the bar with a couple of friends so the stags walked past him and gave a few menacing pirate-type roars - he thought it was hilarious," said an onlooker.
A friend said: "They may all have been three sheets to the wind all weekend but it was all in good humour. There wasn't a hint of any trouble, it was just a great laugh."
Harry added: "It's been an awesome stag do - it will just take us a while to recover."
The weekend was a far cry from the Princes' favourite London haunts Boujis and Mahiki.
Drinks were beer and lager at £3 rather than champagne and cocktails and food was a typical English fry-up and fish and chips or the odd kebab on the move.
Peter, the son of Princess Anne, is due to marry Canadian Autumn Kelly, 29, in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 17 after a four-year romance.
William, 25, and Harry, 23, with whom he enjoys a close relationship, are understood to be ushers.
Autumn is likely to find tales of her husband-to-be's stag party something of a scream.
The down-to-earth management consultant worked as a barmaid to fund herself through university.
Posted on 14 Apr 2008 by admin