Prince Harry turns 39 today and partied with Meghan in a traditional German bar last night where he washed down bratwurst sausage and wiener schnitzel with six beers, MailOnline can reveal.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex enjoyed a night out in Dusseldorf with friends as the Invictus Games draws to a close.
Bar staff said the royals were ‘lovely’ and left a ‘big tip’ as they enjoyed plates piled high with red cabbage and mashed potato. While Harrycelebrated with six half-pints, his wife stuck to just one small drink.
Diners at the Im Goldenen Kessel restaurant and bar were asked not to take pictures but said they saw the prince laughing and joking as the food arrived at his table. He also looked thrilled when a birthday cake arrived at the end of the meal.
He and Meghan posed for photographs with the owner of the restaurant Thea Ungermann and head waiter Frank Wackers who has worked at the restaurant for 38 years.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex celebrated Harry’s 39th birthday in a German beer house. Pictured: The Sussexes with the owner of the restaurant Thea Ungermann and head waiter Frank Wackers
The couple were seen laughing as they cozied up to each other during the volleyball match earlier yesterday
Prince Harry tucked into plates of bratwurst sausage, red cabbage and mashed potato at the restaurant (pictured)
Ms Ungermann, who owns Im Goldenen Kessel in Dusseldorf, and Mr Wackers who has worked at the restaurant for 38 years
Diners were told not to take pictures of the royal couple but saw the prince laughing and joking as food arrived at his table
Harry was served six half-pints while Meghan had just one small beer
Pictured: The street where Im Goldenen Kessel is located
Ms Ungermann told MailOnline: ‘Harry was a lovely man and was having a very jolly time. Meghan was lovely.’
Meghan stuck with the white skinny jeans she wore to watch the volleyball match yesterday. She paired it with a red and white pinstriped shirt and nude ballet pumps. Meanwhile Harry wore dark jeans and a grey top.
During his meal, Harry was presented with a birthday cake by staff at the restaurant, based in Dusseldorf’s old town.
He and his party took up two tablesat the restaurant, which is part of the Schumacher brewery, and were served their food and beer by Mr Wackers.
Mr Wackers told MailOnline that Harry had six small beers about half a pint rather than the litre sized beers most German breweries serve.
He said the group were served Wiener Schnitzel, pork knuckle, sausage and plates of roast and mashed potato.
Pictured above is the menu for Im Goldenen Kessel, where Harry celebrated his birthday
Earlier on in the day, the Duke and Duchess attended the volleyball match at the Invictus Games
The pair delighted fans, taking selfies, hugging and chatting with them ahead of the match
Mr Wackers said: ‘They were very happy. He is a lovely man, and they were so nice.’
He also joked that Harry’s bodyguard asked what was the beer like.
‘He said that he would kill me if the beer was bad, but I know he was joking.’
Aides and staff sang Happy Birthday as the restaurant presented Harry with a white chocolate cake.
After tucking in, theparty thenwalked back to their waiting cars in the cobbled Altstadt area of the city.
A source close to the prince said: ‘They drank local beer and ate family style dishes to experience a true German meal. Everyone was incredibly friendly, especially the waiters pictured in the photograph online.
The couple were seen cheering on the teams as they stood with crowds watching the Ukraine vs Nigeria match
The beaming duchess takes a selfie with Invictus star Glory Essien at the Mekur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf
Meghan hugs a Nigerian support at the preliminary round of the mixed volleyball games
The couple laughed as Meghan waved a Nigerian flag and took selfies with others within the crowd
Meghan appeared amused as Harry chatted to her during the tense game
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex put on a red carpet-style display at the Invictus Games yesterday
Harry places his hand on Meghan’s arm yesterday as the pair interact with fans at the Ukraine v Nigeria volleyball match
The smiling Duchess of Sussex puts her arm around her husband at yesterday’s games
Harry and Meghan smile for the camera as a fan takes a selfie
Harry was so happy to be at yesterday’s festivities that he even performed a dance from the stands
As he starts dancing, Meghan continues to chat with adoring fans
‘They did not dine in a private space and were in joyful spirits, toasting and laughing with the team.
After dinner, the group headed back to the hotel to sing Happy Birthday and eat cake just shy of midnight.’
The owner of the restaurant said Harry picked up the bill and left a big tip for the staff.
The restaurant is attached to the Schumacher brewery, one of two popular venues in Dusseldorf.
Crowds flocked around the Duke and Duchess as they headed to the arena to watch the volleyball and table tennis games yesterday
The couple appeared on the edge of their seats as they watched the game yesterday afternoon
Meghan looked glamorous in white skinny jeans and a Ralph Lauren sweater vest. Harry opted for a pair of black jeans paired with a denim blue shirt
Sharing a selfie with the duchess, Ms Essien wrote: ‘Our princess is in the house to watch her village people play Ukraine’
Earlier this week, the couple were seen watching the wheelchair basketball final at the Invictus Games in Germany
The couple were reunited on Wednesday, where Meghan gave a speech to a crowd of participants
During the speech, Meghan apologised for being late to the games adding that she had to take her eldest Archie, four, to school
Yesterday Prince Harry spoke with those who were attending his charity’s huge annual event
Meghan Markle opted for another muted outfit yesterday, wearing a brown silky shirt and trousers
Both Ms Ungermann and the head waiter speak fluent English so were able to take Harry and Meghan’s orders without needing to translate them into German.
Harry and his party had driven from their hotel in the Media Harbour of the city and were dropped off by a pedestrian area.
They walked the 50 yards to the restaurant past other bars before occupying two tables in a raised section of the restaurant which is next door to a McDonalds.
The party drank the locally brewed beer called Alt Schumacher which is also served at the Merkur Spiel-Arena where the Invictus Games are held.
Ms Ungermann said: ‘The couple were very relaxed, they drank our beer, Schumacher Alt – it’s the same beer they are serving at the Invictus Games.
‘Harry and Meghan sat next to each other during the meal. I had goosebumps when they walked into the restaurant, I had watched his speech on the stage at the Invictus Games and couldn’t believe he was in my restaurant. Prince Harry was so lovely and gave me a hug.’
While she has opted for inexpensive high street looks in her last few appearance, the Duchess went high end yesterday – and paired the look with 165 oversized Miu Miu sunglasses
Meghan wowed in the all-brown ensemble as she headed out
The mother of two, 42, wore $1,490 wide-leg silk trousers from Gabriel Hearst, which she previously wore to the One Young World roundtable in 2022
She paired the look with a 365 Dani Blouse from French designer L’agence
She also wore Princess Diana ‘s 17,800 Cartier watch and a $2,800 1972 tennis pinky ring from Shiffon and Co
She added her 5,000 Cartier love bracelet to the look as she walked hand-in-hand with Prince Harry
The restaurant posted the group photo of Harry and Meghan with staff on their social media.
Harry is thought to have had an early 39th party as he will be busy with events at the games today.