Less than a fortnight after causing young hearts to flutter at a Bournemouth nightclub, Prince William has been back in town.

After being spotted with army buddies in Elements, where he happily posed for mobile phone pictures, the heir to the throne has paid a visit to the nearby Bliss bar.

Future 3000 operations manager Jim Beedham revealed the prince had spent about two hours drinking in Bliss on Wednesday night.

"He was sociable with the other customers and kept a low profile.

"He didn't want any areas reserved and was happy to mingle."

The future King of England, who recently moved into the officers' mess at Bovington army camp, was described as "a perfect gentleman" when he dropped into Elements on March 23.

Though he was offered the use of the VIP area by managers, he opted to stay and mix with local clubbers.

Despite tabloid reports to the contrary, student Lisa Agar insisted that the Royal pin-up had behaved "impeccably" and another student told the Daily Echo he was "a lovely, down-to-earth guy".

Spokesman Leigh Strathearn said: "He was very obliging and very normal. Obviously he's welcome back any time."

Since last month Prince William, who serves in the Blues and Royals regiment, has been taking part in a troop commander's course in Purbeck.

Like his brother Harry, he went to Bovington to train on armoured vehicles and complete courses on map reading, tactics and leading troops into battle.