Prince Harry celebrated his belated 30th birthday on Wednesday night in what turned out to be a small star-studded affair. The handsome royal was given the go-ahead from his father Prince Charles to host his bash at Clarence House in London – while the future King and his wife the Duchess of Cornwall were holidaying in Scotland. At just before 7:30pm, a tuxedo-clad Harry was spotted arriving at the venue with his protection officer.
Prince Harry celebrated at Prince Charles' Clarence House residence
Shortly afterwards his older brother Prince William was seen driving himself to the royal residence, but without his pregnant wife Kate &nsad; who was at home recuperating from acute morning sickness. Famous faces reported to be on the 30-person guest list included William and Harry's close friend Guy Pelly – who owns a string of London nightclubs – and the birthday boy's former girlfriends Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy.
Cressida attends Harry's Invictus GamesCressida's supposed attendance sparked rumours that the dance graduate, who dated Harry for two years, could be rekindling her romance with the Prince. The pair were also recently spotted enjoying a cinema date.
Prince Harry's former girlfriends Cressida Bonas and Chelsy Davy (pictured on previous occasions) are said to have attended the royal party
Ellie Goulding provided the entertainment for the night, performing an "intimate acoustic set" that included her own material and cover versions of songs.
The Burn hit maker, who is good friends with the royal and also sang at William and Kate's 2011 wedding, had apprently promised to perform "whatever Harry fancies".
Prince Harry's good friend Ellie Goulding provided the entertainment
Harry and his guests are said to have celebrated with a black tie party, sipping on cocktails and Highgrove champagne provided by the birthday boy's dad. Sales of Highgrove products are donated to Charles' organisation, The Prince of Wales's Charitable Foundation.
Other reports have suggested that the royal party dined on Harry's favourite dishes – beef Wellington and fish pie – followed by Eton Mess, the sweet treat that hails from boarding school Eton College which William and Harry attended.