Prince Harry, in the company of 23-year-old Cressida Bonus, was spotted by WOMAD festival-goers enjoying himself at the weekend.

The prince, who is third in the line to the throne, is reported to have amused those in his group - thought to include Princess Eugenie and her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank - with a comical duck-shaped hat.

According to a fellow reveller he was ‘having a real scream’, was said to have rarely left Cressida’s side and appeared ‘quite captivated’.

Festival director Chris Smith said: ““He (Prince Harry) was in every bar, and he was seen playing table tennis in the backstage bar at one point.

“One of the crew challenged him to a game but he declined unfortunately.

“He has been for the last three or four years and I think it’s really nice that he is a young man who can come and just enjoy himself, especially with the pressures he faces sometimes.

“Hopefully he was able to relax like everyone else.”