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William & Kate's Royal Wedding

Turns out, contrary to popular belief, the hardest seat to get in the U.K. isn't front row center at Westminster Abbey the morning of April 29.

It's the corner booth—hell, any booth—at the Seacroft Restaurant in North Wales on an otherwise random Sunday night. And it's a lesson Prince William found out the hard way this past week.

We can't speak for Wills, but we would most definitely not be amused. Here's the deal…

The groom-to-be (14 days to go, wheee!) and his Royal Air Force squadron were turned away from the Trearddur Bay eatery Sunday night after the gang was informed that the restaurant just didn't have the space to seat the party of 20—despite the notable (and noble) name drop.

Which, granted, is a fairly sizable group. But still—this is Prince William we're talking about. You'd think space could be made, right?

Wrong.

And not just because the otherwise fine establishment at first thought it was a prank (and who could blame them?) when one of the SAR crew phoned up to request a table for the future king.

Though Will and his unit clearly took the snub in stride.

"The plan was to eat there, but unfortunately they had one of their chefs off sick, so they weren't able to cope with the number that we had brought," Will's operational commander, Squadron Leader Iain "Spike" Wright, said. "And so we found another location and we moved on."

Diplomacy in action. Was this kid born to lead, or what?

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