Last weekend, he was representing his granny, the Queen, for the formal closing of the London Olympics.
This weekend, however, Prince Harry was back in his element, living up to his playboy prince reputation, with a two-day pool party and nightclub tour of Las Vegas.
His recent comments that he was 'too old to go out any more' seemed long forgotten as he embarked on a hectic, boozy, Vegas weekend with his pals.
Although professional photographers were largely kept away from the prince by hotel security staff, his every move has been tracked by Twitter users, notably royal watcher Royal Forum Moron who was in Vegas over the weekend and attended several of the same events. Numerous photos of the Prince, hanging out bare-chested by the pool, like the one above shot on her cell phone by tweeter Jasmine Jae, have now been posted on the internet as well.
Harry - who first visited Sin City last year, when he rode there on a Harley from his airforce training camp – checked into the Wynn hotel on Friday night.
On Saturday, the 27-year old royal took a private bungalow at the MGM Grand with a small group of male friends, and spent the day padding around the pool enjoying the hotel’s weekly Wet Republic pool party.
Although the prince was spotted early on in proceedings, much of the attention of the partygoers was focused a few cabanas down, where Jennifer Lopez was holding court from about 3pm onwards, before playing a concert with Enrique Iglesias.
Harry spent much of Saturday in his own private pool area, drinking Grey Goose vodka and cranberry juice, and messing around in his pool with a giant inflatable beach ball. He and his mates – who included his friend Tom ‘Skippy’ Inskip - were joined by a revolving cast of bikini clad women, and at one stage he was seen joking with a Nevada cop. That evening, Harry hit the tables at the Wynn resort. According to @abeyjiu he spent the evening ‘playing craps’ and ‘even helped someone clear up his spilled drink.’
After another pool party on Sunday, at the Encore beach club at the Wynn resort, Harry headed to the Wynn’s XS nightclub for the night’s action where another guest was Olympic hero Ryan Lochte.
Just another weekend in the life of Britain's Playboy Prince.