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Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle greet wellwishers at their first public engagement since getting engaged. Getty

Prince Harry has been spotted on a hunting trip in Germany with friend Franz-Albrecht Oettingen-Spielberg, who earned the nickname 'The Boar Terminator' due to videos of his hunts shared on social media.

Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild am Sonntag, reports that the 33-year-old prince arrived in Berlin on Friday (8 December) before driving to Görlsdorf in the north east of the country, where he met with the 60-strong group of hunters.

Oettingen-Spielberg is a German aristocrat who has been a close friend of the prince for years. Harry attended his wedding to actor Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest in 2016, and the invite may well be returned next year.

Harry announced his engagement to Meghan Markle in late November. While Harry attended the hunt, Markle flew back to her hometown of Los Angeles.

Bild reports that the prince stayed for just one day and arrived with his own weapons before flying home on Saturday afternoon. It was also said that he made a similar trip last year, in which he and a group of 50 set out to shoot boar and deer.

An observer told the newspaper that the group hunted "just about anything you could point a gun at," describing the trip as a "very bloody weekend".

Oettingen-Spielberg has posted numerous instructional videos online about boar hunting, and has been described as having "world-class shooting skills".

Prince Harry and his brother William came under fire in 2014 when a photo emerged of Harry posing with a water buffalo he shot dead in 2005. Both princes were criticised for attending the legal hunts while also campaigning against trophy hunting protected species.