Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have broken up, but the newly single royal isn't holed up, crying in a castle—he's out and about, living it up in Miami!
The world's most eligible bachelor, 29, touched down in Florida Wednesday, a source tells E! News. From there, the redheaded spare heir made his way to to the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Hotel for some fun with friends ahead of BFF Guy Pelly's wedding this weekend in Memphis.
A source tells E! News Harry and Co. dined at Hakkasan, a Chinese restaurant at the hotel, around 9:30 p.m. Lesley Abravanel of the Miami Herald just happened to be there that night and witnessed firsthand Harry "happily chatting with his tablemates and one brunette female in particular, [but] it was all innocent, friendly and, well, civilized." As the reporter witness later told E! News, "It did not seem like a bachelor party at all—it was a mixed group of men and women, all dressed very preppy."
She added that the group "were definitely more Palm Beach than Miami Beach." (And thank goodness for that.)
"There was no buzz or chatter about it in the restaurant because no one knew he was there," the Miami Herald reporter explained to E! News. "No one else seemed to notice. So his table was left alone and able to eat in peace."
After dinner, the prince and his pals hit up Fontainebleau's LIV Night Club, where Harry was reportedly seen "having the best time" in a private skybox. But, no, Cressida's ex didn't do anything too crazy with his newly single self. And even so, according to the Miami Herald reporter, Harry's security detail made sure no one snapped pictures of his "controlled debauchery," and the staff was "sworn to secrecy or else it was off with their heads—and their jobs."
That only seems fair—Harry deserves to let loose a little. Still, though, Miami Herald's reporter witness told E! News "Harry was definitely on his best behavior," adding, "You don't go to LIV in Miami for privacy, so I'm sure he knew to behave himself. It seems like he's learned his lesson!"
"He had a good time, but it wasn't a wild time," she added. "He had fun."
But Harry won't be having fun in Florida much longer. He's expected to make his way up to Memphis on Friday in time for Guy Pelly and Holiday Inn heiress Lizzy Wilson's rehearsal dinner. He might even be flying in to Elvis Presley's hometown a little early to take in some of the sights—including a possible visit to Graceland.
A good dose of Southern hospitality will be good for Harry's soul—especially post-breakup! Plus, we know he has a type, and there are plenty of gorgeous blond girls in Dixie who'd love to meet a real-life prince charming.
Bless their hearts.
—Additional reporting by Baker Machado & Senta Scarborough
(Originally published May 1, 2014 at 8:55 a.m. PT)