Prince Harry turns pub golfer on 'team building' night out

Monday July 13, 2009

Prince Harry and 20 of his pilot friends swapped their RAF uniforms for golfing gear to enjoy a night out in Shrewsbury at the weekend.

The 24-year-old royal and his pals were in high spirits as they enjoyed time away from their nearby base at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire – where the prince is learning to fly attack helicopters - to play a round of popular drinking game 'pub golf'.

"Harry was going around with a plastic golf club," a source told the Sun. "The group spent about £400 in under an hour. Harry spilt a mate's drink but had the decency to clear it up."

It was a rare night on the town for the trainees, a trip that a source from the military base has described as "team building." 

"Harry and his intake are banned from drinking 12 hours before a flying sortie (an operational flight) – so it's rare that they get a chance to let their hair down," he added.  

The evening preceded a relaxing weekend for the third in line to the throne, who headed down to Cornwall the following day for some surfing with friends before taking in a Razorlight concert.

Photo: © Rex

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