Prince William, Prince Harry

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Prince William and Prince Harry are royals, yes, but on Friday, they paid their respects to the real king: Elvis Presley!

Yep, Graceland was graced by the heirs to the British throne, who seem to be enjoying their time in Memphis ahead of Guy Pelly's wedding.

William, 31, and his newly single brother, 29, were given a private tour of Elvis' former home and estate, which now functions as a museum and memorial to the late, great Southern superstar. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie also reportedly paid a visit to the music mogul's home turf.

Prince Harry


This isn't the only treasured Tennessee memory Wills and Harry have made already made leading up to Guy and Holiday Inn heiress Lizzy Wilson's nuptials, though.  On Thursday night, the royals enjoyed some good old-fashioned barbecue from Charlie Vergos' Rendezvous restaurant in downtown Memphis.

Mr. Vergos, who owns the beloved eatery, told E! News the princes were part of a group of 175 people or so who flew in for the Pelly-Wilson wedding party. "There were about 20 couples in attendance," he said. (Kate Middleton stayed back across the pond with Prince George, and Cressida Bonas is sadly no longer part of the picture, so William and Harry were both flying solo for the fete.)

The restaurant, which opened in the '40s, remained open to the public, but the royal bros and Co. had a private area to themselves upstairs. Dinner was buffet style, says Mr. Vergos, noting that partygoers had had their choice of ribs, pork shoulder, brisket and chicken.

Prince William


And this was no stuffy affair! "There were no speeches," said Mr. Vergos. "They were all very casual."

The bride-to-be's grandfather started dining at Rendezvous back in the '50s, and Jack Dyson, a recently retired server who has known the family for 40-some years, came back for this one special night!

See, y'all, Southern hospitality is the real deal. Who knows? Maybe Harry will find a sweet, charming princess down in Dixie!

—Reporting by Andrea Martinez and Senta Scarborough

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