Britain's Prince Harry has been hit in the face with a camera in a scuffle outside a London nightclub.

A photographer was slightly injured in the incident in the city's West End early this morning.

A spokesman for the royal household said the 20-year-old prince, who is third in line to the throne, was struck with the camera as photographers crowded around him.

When he pushed the camera away, the photographer's lip was cut.

Police said they were aware of the incident but that no complaint had been made.