Prince Harry is holidaying in Majorca without his girlfriend.

The royal - who started dating British model-and-actress Florence Brudenell-Bruce earlier this summer - was spotted at the Villa Italia restaurant in Port Andratx, on the southwest end of the island with close friends while Florence remained at home in London.

Chef Christian Catrina told People: "The small group sat on the terrace, which is very quiet and beautiful. They had dinner, and then left quite early."

Harry's holiday without his 25-year-old girlfriend - known as Flee to her friends - is surprising as she was said to be keen for the royal to come on holiday to the Spanish party island of Ibiza with her, and stay in a villa she has hired with some friends.

A source said: "Harry is busy with his Apache helicopter training but he's always wanted to go to the island so he's hoping to escape for a weekend to spend time with Flee and the gang there in August.

"He and Flee are enjoying a real summer romance."

Florence is also said to have won over the prince's brother, William, and royal aides, who have described her as "sweet, funny and charming," and they are said to be doing everything they can to ensure they get as much time alone together on dates as possible.

The source added: "Flee has been introduced to William and to palace aides, which is a significant step.

"She has gone down a storm in the royal household. Harry's aides think she is sweet, funny and charming.