Sláinte! 17 times celebrities sipped Guinness

·Royal Correspondent
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Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, hold pints of Guinness as they attend a special reception at the Guinness Storehouses Gravity Bar in Dublin on March 3, 2020 on the first day of their Royal Highnesses three-day visit. (Photo by PAUL FAITH / various sources / AFP) (Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images)
Kate and William were poured perfect pints in Dublin. (Getty Images)

It wouldn’t be a trip to Dublin without a pint of the black stuff.

And the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge proved it would be the perfect end to their first day on their tour of Ireland by sipping pints of Guinness at the storehouse in the capital.

Here’s 17 other times celebrities and royals couldn’t resist Ireland’s national drink.

Eric Trump in County Clare in 2019

Eric Trump, the son of US President Donald Trump, pours pints and meets locals in the village of Doonbeg in County Clare, on the first day of US President Donald Trump's visit to the Republic of Ireland. (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Eric Trump, the son of US President Donald Trump, in County Clare with a pint of Guinness. (Getty Images)

The Queen and Prince Philip in Dublin in 2011

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MAY 18:  Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh visit the Guinness Storehouse and watch the pouring of a pint on May 18, 2011 in Dublin, Ireland. The Duke and Queen's visit to Ireland is the first by a monarch since 1911. An unprecedented security operation is taking place with much of the centre of Dublin turning into a car free zone. Republican dissident groups have made it clear they are intent on disrupting proceedings.  (Photo by Irish Government - Pool/Getty Images)
She may not have tasted it but the Queen observed the perfect pour in Dublin. (Getty Images)

The Obamas in County Offaly in 2011

President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama Enjoy A Pint Of Guinness At Hayes Bar In His Ancestral Home Moneygall, Co Offaly During President Obama'S Visit To Ireland. (Photo by Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)
President Barack Obama And First Lady Michelle Obama have a Guinness in his ancestral home in Moneygall, Co Offaly. (Getty Images)

And again in Washington in 2012

U.S. President Barack Obama (C) gives a thumbs-up as he celebrates St. Patrick's Day with a pint of Guinness during a stop at the Dubliner Irish pub in Washington, March 17, 2012.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Obama (C) enjoyed a pint as he celebrated St. Patrick's Day in Washington in 2012. (Reuters)

Tony Blair in London in 1997

Labour party leader Tony Blair holds eight pints of Guinness at the London Press Club lunch which he attended April 22. Blair said the country is sliding down the scale produced by the World Prosperity League to 21st place as a result of the economic policies of 18 years of Conservative governments.    BRITAIN ELECTION
Then Labour party leader Tony Blair holds eight pints of Guinness in London when he was running for PM. (Reuters)

Bill Clinton in Dublin in 2000

U.S. President Bill Clinton samples a pint of Guinness in the Gravity Bar at Guinness's headquarters in Dublin December 12, 2000. President Clinton and his family are on a two day visit to Ireland.    PS/WS
Bill Clinton samples a pint at the Guinness HQ in Dublin back in 2000. (Reuters)

Hillary Clinton in Ohio in 2016

YOUNGSTOWN, OH - MARCH 12:  Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a pint of Guinness beer at O'Donold's Irish Pub and Grill on March 12, 2016 in Youngstown, Ohio. Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Missouri and Ohio.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Perhaps it was a shared love of Guinness and Democratic politics that attracted Bill and Hillary. (Getty Images)

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in London in 2019

TOPSHOT - Britain's Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Britain's Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a pint of Guinness with officers and guardsmen of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards after the St Patrick's Day parade, at Cavalry Barracks in Hounslow, west London, on March 17, 2019. (Photo by Gareth Fuller / POOL / AFP)        (Photo credit should read GARETH FULLER/AFP via Getty Images)
Not their first time - here they are sipping pints in West London in 2019. (Getty Images)

Westlife in London in 2003

LONDON - MARCH 16: (L to R) Shane Filan, Brian McFadden, Kian Egan, Nicky Byrne, and Mark Feehily, from the Irish boy band "Westlife", enjoy a pint of Guinness at O'Neills in London on March 16, 2003. The band were celebrating St. Patrick's Day twenty-four hours in advance by taking over the pub for the afternoon. St. Patrick's Day is officially March 17. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
The Irish band Westlife are unlikely to be strangers to Guinness. Here they are in an O'Neills in London in 2003. (Getty Images)

Example and Professor Green in Dublin in 2009

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Professor Green and Example attend a photocall at The Morrison Hotel as final preparations for this evening's Arthur's Day celebrations get under way on September 27, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Arthur's Day taking place on September 27 celebrates the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness, the man behind the iconic pint. Arthur's Day sees fans come together to experience live music events in over 500 pub venues across Ireland. It promises to be an extraordinary night of live music featuring hundreds of home grown Irish acts, rising stars and internationally renowned artists such as Example, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Mika, Professor Green, Fat Boy Slim, Texas, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Amy Macdonald, Primal Scream and Mumford & Sons. For more information visit www.guinness.com or the Guinness Ireland Facebook page. (Photo by Stuart Wilson/Getty Images for Guinness)
Professor Green and Example sip together in Dublin. (Getty Images)

David Cameron in Bristol in 2010

BRISTOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 22: Conservative Party Leader David Cameron holds a pint of Guinness as he stands with supporters at The Three Suga Loaves pub, following the second live televised debate between the three leaders of Britain's main political parties, on April 22, 2010 in Bristol, south-west England. The second of the three planned election debates, focused on global affairs, and aired live on Sky News from 20:00 BST.  (Photo by Adrian Dennis  - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
David Cameron might have been agreeing with Nick about his drink choice in Bristol ahead of the 2010 leaders debates. (Getty Images)

Carson Daly in New York City in 2009

NEW YORK - MARCH 12:  Talk Show Host Carson Daly and Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray  toasts St. Patrick's Day at The Perfect Pint II on March 12, 2009 in New York City.  (Photo by Shawn Ehlers/WireImage)
Talk show host Carson Daly had a pint with Guinness Master Brewer Fergal Murray in New York City in 2009. (Getty Images)

Prince Charles in Northern Ireland in 1999

The Prince of Wales enjoys a half pint of Guinness in The Thatch Inn, Broughshane, during his visit to the village, near Ballymena in Northern Ireland. The Prince has spent the day meeting meet victims  and relatives of those who died in the 1998 Omagh bomb atrocity.   (Photo by Brian Little - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Just a half for the Prince of Wales in The Thatch Inn, Broughshane, in Northern Ireland. (Press Association)

William Hague in Belfast in 2001

Conservative Party leader William Hague enjoys a half pint of Guinness during his visit to the Castlecourt shopping mall in Belfast City Centre. 8/6/01: Hague dramatically announced that he was to quit as Tory leader after his party's heavy election defeat.   * In a keenly awaited statement outside Conservative Central Office, Hague said he would step down as leader of the party when a successor can be elected.  Mr Portillo is likely to be one of the contenders for the position.   * 08/08/00 William Hague has revealed to GQ magazine that he used to drink up to 14 pints of beer a day when he was a teenager. As a schoolboy, the future Tory leader had a holiday job delivering soft drinks and beer to working men's clubs in South Yorkshire for his father's business, Hague's Soft Drinks.  He told the magazne that, as the driver's mate, he used to have a pint at every stop.   (Photo by Brian Little - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
William Hague had a half as he visit Castlecourt shopping centre in Belfast as Tory leader in 2001. (Getty Images)

The Fun Lovin’ Criminals in the Guinness Storehouse in 2012

DUBLIN, IRELAND - SEPTEMBER 26:  (L-R) Fast, Huey Morgan and Frank aka The Rhythm Master of Fun Lovin' Criminals pose in the Connoisseur Experience at the Guinness Storehouse ahead of the Guinness Arthur's Day celebrations on September 26, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. Arthur's Day taking place on September 27 celebrates the life and legacy of Arthur Guinness, the man behind the iconic pint. Arthur's Day sees fans come together to experience live music events in over 500 pub venues across Ireland. It promises to be an extraordinary night of live music featuring hundreds of home grown Irish acts, rising stars and internationally renowned artists such as Example, Tinie Tempah, Ellie Goulding, Mika, Professor Green, Fat Boy Slim, Texas, Fun Lovin' Criminals, Amy Macdonald, Primal Scream and Mumford & Sons. For more information visit www.guinness.com or the Guinness Ireland Facebook page. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for Guinness)
Fast, Huey Morgan and Frank aka The Rhythm Master of Fun Lovin' Criminals at the Guinness Storehouse in 2012. (Getty Images)

King Letsie III of Lesotho in the Guinness Storehouse in 2012

King Letsie III of Lesotho (L) tastes a pint of Guinness as his wife Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso looks on during their visit to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, Ireland, on May 22, 2012. King Letsie III of Lesotho and Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso are on a three-day official visit to Ireland. AFP PHOTO/ PETER MUHLY        (Photo credit should read PETER MUHLY/AFP/GettyImages)
King Letsie III of Lesotho (L) proves no dignitary escapes as he tastes a pint of Guinness with his wife Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso at the storehouse in 2012. (Getty Images)

Tom Jones in Dublin in 2009

Ronan Keating (right) on stage with Tom Jones (left) at the 250th Anniversary of Guinness Concert, at the Storehouse, St James Gate Brewery, Dublin   (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
The Welshman proves love for Guinness knows no borders at the storehouse. (Getty Images)

Patrick Kielty in Dublin in 2009

Patrick Kielty arriving for the 250th Anniversary of Guinness Concert, at the Storehouse, St James Gate Brewery, Dublin   (Photo by Niall Carson/PA Images via Getty Images)
Patrick Kielty at the 250th Anniversary of Guinness Concert, sipping something he's unlikely to find easily in LA. (Press Association)
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