It’s probably fair to say that His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales (A.K.A. 'Harry') is no stranger to a good party. Having gotten engaged to American actress Meghan Markle, action man Captain Harry Wales, who’s been in a few tough scrapes (two tours of Afghanistan, scuffles with paps, cheating Usain Bolt) will now have his brother William and pals planning the 'Royal Rumble' a.k.a. Prince Harry’s stag do.
But when you’ve lived the life of a Windsor, what exactly constitutes a weekend fit for a prince?
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What Prince Harry will do on his stag do...
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Taking place in the Brecon Beacons (playground of the SAS) it’s the ultimate stag party challenge. Bungee jumping? Meh! How about 3 days surviving off the land and a Bear Grylls style BBQ? Bon appetite.
“Not another castle!” but you need one where “Nan” won’t find out what happened. Plus with StagWeb all your guests become “Lords” so those without titles get one, and any Dukes you don’t like get downgraded.
Oh it’s coming, and while Captain Harry has earned his stripes, taking on the living dead is a whole different matter. It’s not all cricket bats and Sade records (thanks Shaun of the Dead). It’s time to kick zombie ass!
It’s the craziest version of football ever. Think Riverdance meets British bulldog, add more violence and turn it up to eleven. Perfect for a sports mad prince keen to get one over on his brother. Game on!
Make Meghan proud and head to the good ole U.S. of A. William, Charles and Harry can pick up Mr Markle along the way for a father/son coast to coast road trip. A chance to escape royal duty and just roll.
Does what it says on the tin. Tasty treats that can be sent to any group of hungry stags. All the stags chew through a series of rounds before Harry and his best man will face off in the giant water bug finale.
Harry is a man with the common touch who keeps it real. He’s also a great advocate for British industry and tourism so the Vegas of the North could be ‘crackin’.
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When is Prince Harry's stag do?
On average grooms hold their stag weekends 4-6 weeks before the wedding. With the royal wedding due to take place May 2018, Prince Harry’s stag weekend is likely to happen March to April, that could mean the Harry and co head overseas for a warmer climate.
Royal Stag Weekends
For an idea of what Harry might get up to on his 'last hurrah'
we can look for clues from other royal stag weekends.
Prince William and brother/Best Man Harry celebrated with friends at a private mansion in North Devon. The group reportedly had a clay shooting competition, surfed and played drinking games.
Lord Frederick Windsor
32nd in line to the British throne, Lord ‘Freddie’ partied in Dublin. He and 12 friends celebrated in several city centre nightclubs and Lillie’s Bordello with reportedly “a lot of Guinness involved”.
Isle of Wight
Both William and Harry went along to their cousin’s stag do which involved the groom wearing a skin-tight leotard, drinking lager through a hosepipe and holding a child’s doll for which he paid pint penalties every time he dropped it.
White’s Men’s Club, London
Charles took around 20 friends to diner at a private social club that both he and
Prince Phillip were members of. All rounded off with bottles of Bollinger 1975, purportedly Charles’
November 14th, 1947
The Belfry Club, London
Prince Phillip and 24 of his closest mates enjoyed a private luxury feast of foie gras,
turtle soup, mixed grill and crepes. He also had publicised stag party three days later for the media
to hide the party with his friends.
Henry the VIII
Little is known of Henry the VIII’s whopping six stag parties, although we do know he was fond of Greek style banquets, sometimes lasting up to two weeks. It’s thought that by stag do no. 6, there was a set menu in place.
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