Wills’ invite for return to 1985 eaterie


The boss of a restaurant where Charles and Diana ate with their young sons 32 years ago has invited Prince William to recreate the visit.

William was only three and brother Harry a baby when the family made a trip to the Venice eaterie in 1985.

The boys were a hit with staff and Diana saucily pinched a strawberry from a bowl as a waiter walked past.

Now restaurateur Eligio Paties has written to William and wife Kate asking if they would like to pay their own visit to Ristorante Do Forni.

He has offered to sit them at the same table and provide the same menu as Charles and Diana had.

Eligio, whose restaurant sells Iranian caviar as a starter for £145 and has even hosted the Pope, said: “It would be an honour.”

A royal spokesman said the couple were touched by the offer but currently had no plans to visit Italy.