Prince Harry heads for tiny Arizona town for military training

Roshina Jowaheer
Prince Harry goes to Arizona Gila Bend for military training
Prince Harry goes to Arizona Gila Bend for military training

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He recently returned from luxury holidays in Croatia and Spain, but where Prince Harry is off to next there'll be no partying in A-list nightclubs.

Harry will be heading to the little town of Gila Bend in Arizona, US next month for military training.

The party-loving royal will attend Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field, which is in the middle of the desert and has similar harsh conditions to Afghanistan.

There's only one bar in the dusty, one-road town and while Prince Harry is used to staying on luxury yachts, the most expensive place to sleep in Gila Bend is a Best Western that costs £60 a night.

Harry will stay in the remote base for 12 weeks as part of an RAF Apache helicopter course following a short stay in El Centro, California.

The prince was photographed jumping into a swimming pool while fully-clothed in Croatia last month, but Gila Bend only has one small pool and it's at the Best Western Space Age Lodge. It will cost him just £1.60 to use the pool.

A receptionist at the hotel told the Daily Mail: 'Visitors who are not staying at the hotel can use the pool for $2.50. Harry will be welcome to come if he wants.'

There is occasionally karaoke at the town's only bar, Netos where British pilots are often seen drinking beer and playing pool.

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