By REBECCA ENGLISH
Leading the way: Fellow clubbers took their cue from Prince Harry as he srutted his stuff barefoot on the side of the pool
He has done his best to shake off his tag as a playboy prince by applying himself to his military career.
But this weekend Prince Harry was back on form and partying with the best of them.
Arriving at one of Europe’s leading open-air nightclubs, the 26-year-old royal threw himself into the party spirit and, for good measure, into a swimming pool – without stopping to take off his clothes.
Splashing time: Harry plunged fully-dressed into the nightclub pool
Laughing, he hauled himself out and danced barefoot on the side to the ear-splitting sounds of house music as fellow clubbers roared their approval. Harry was later seen at the bar wearing a borrowed white T-shirt with his damp shirt tied round his waist.
The prince had flown to Croatia for a mini-break with a group of friends on an EasyJet flight on Saturday. He is believed to be staying on a yacht near the pretty island of Hvar where on Saturday night he headed for the Veneranda nightclub.
Soaked: The prince's clothes appeared to be saturated when he emerged from the pool at the Veneranda nightclub
The prince, who is currently training to become an Army Air Corps Apache pilot in Suffolk, wasted in no time in making the most of his mini-break and headed out on the town hours after arriving, accompanied by his best friend, Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip,
As an Apache attack helicopter pilot, he is in the top two per cent of pilots in the Army Air Corps - despite once insisting he was ‘too thick’ to fly such an advanced aircraft.
Water mover: Harry did not seem to mind the fact that his stunt left him soaking wet - and he went on to hit the dancefloor
But the prince has impressed his instructors with his natural aptitude for flying and has mastered the notoriously challenging machine with ease.
He is due back in the UK this week as he has to attend an awards ceremony in London on Wednesday in his position as patron of WellChild, which provides help and support to terminally and seriously ill children and their families.