Shangri-la now by by appointment to HRH Prince Harry!
Prince Harry parties at Glastonbury with punters until 4AM after rocking out to Rolling Stones
The Prince was encourage to party into the night by festival organiser Michael Eavis
Prince Harry gave Glastonbury the royal seal of approval by partying until the early hours of the morning, festival organiser Michael Eavis said today.
The prince was spotted backstage watching The Rolling Stones headline the Pyramid Stage last night and also enjoyed music at the Park and John Peel stages in yesterday’s sunshine with girlfriend Cressida Bonas.
But Michael Eavis said Harry’s fun was far from over when Sir Mick Jagger finished singing shortly before midnight.
The 77-year-old farmer said: “Prince Harry was great actually.
“I recommended that he should go on into the night, because the nightlife is what Glastonbury is all about.
“At three o’clock in the afternoon, you don’t get it.
“I told him to get his taxi driver to come back at five o’clock in the morning and do you know what? He lasted until four in the morning.
“His friends were all having a great time. He didn’t want to make a formal thing of being here.”
Harry and Cressida are believed to have gone largely unnoticed, blending into the young festival crowd.
Harry bought drinks for his friends at the festival’s Bar Boulevard during his visit to the site yesterday – and fitted in so well that the barman didn’t recognise him.
Bar manager Natalie Newby said he arrived in the early evening and was casually dressed as he ordered a round of rum and cokes.
“We’ve had a few celebs in before but never royalty,” she said. “We’ll have to get a royal crest for next year.
“He just blended in with everyone and looked like a normal punter. The person who served him didn’t realise who it was until after he’d left.
“We treated him as we would any other customer. Some of the staff who did recognise him joked we should ID him – but we didn’t in the end.”
The bar is staffed by volunteers from the Workers’ Bar Company, raising money for campaigning and trade union organisations.
Harry is reported to have spent much of the night in Shangri-La, at the festival’s infamous “naughty corner”.
The heaven and hell themed area features a Garden of Eden exclusive bar, where Harry is believed to been seen. The bar, a carpeted yurt with a chandelier and fountain, only has space for 30 people and serves absinthe cocktails.