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Prince Harry visits tavern in San Diego County

October 17, 2011 |  9:21 am

Prince Harry in London in August.

There's been another royal sighting in San Diego County!

Britain's Prince Harry spent Saturday night at the Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach with a dozen friends, enjoying the music and dancing with delighted young ladies.

"He was a real dude," Matt Burke, lead singer for Vokab Kompany, told People magazine. "He wasn't putting on airs and acting like a prince. Just to think he's down with that scene is super-tight."

Translation: The unmarried 27-year-old prince was well-behaved and appeared appreciative of the music.

He had only one rule: No pictures, please.

The Belly Up features live bands playing blues, rock 'n' roll or country-western.

Third in line for the British crown, Capt. Harry Wales is spending two months with his army unit at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, training on the Apache attack helicopter.

A week ago, Harry ventured to San Diego to visit McP's Irish Pub and Grill in Coronado and the rooftop restaurant/bar at the Andaz hotel in the Gaslamp District.

Harry and other members of his Army unit may be going to Gila Bend, Ariz., as the training exercise moves toward live-fire maneuvers at the nearby Barry M. Goldwater range.

The proprietor of the Best Western Space Age Lodge is holding a "king-sized suite" for Harry, just in case, according to the Arizona Republic.


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Photo: Prince Harry in London in August. Credit: Tim Whitby / Getty Images