Prince Harry Breaks Into Song At Hamilton Charity Performance

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Cast of Hamilton. Photo: Matthew Murphy
Cast of Hamilton. Photo: Matthew Murphy

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were guests of honour at a charity performance of Hamilton last night.

The event at the Victoria Palace Theatre in the West End was held to raise money for the HIV charity Sentebale Prince Harry founded in 2006.

Harry and Meghan took their seats in the main auditorium rather than sitting in a box away from the audience.

The pair were all smiles as they met up with the creative team behind the hit stage show and joined the cast on stage.

After jokingly singing some of the lyrics from the show, Harry thanked Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast and crew for the charity performance.

He also thanked the audience for helping to “raise a huge amount of money to change the lives of thousands of children in Botswana and Lesotho and through that work that we’re going to be doing now we will be able to stop the generational… hand-down of the stigma of HIV. ”

The hip-hop biography of US founding father Alexander Hamilton pokes fun at the British monarchy and features King George III as a main character.

Ahead of the show, Mr Miranda spoke to the royal pair and told reporters: “The prince’s sixth-great-grandfather is a character so that’ll be fun and surreal for all of us. You don’t get that every day.

“You get heads of state, we’ve had some popular folks come see our show but you don’t often get a direct descendent of one of your main characters. That’s very exciting and I’m very curious to see their reception.”

Nearly £300,000 was said to have been raised through ticket sales and donations for the charity that works to improve prospects for children and young people affected by HIV in southern Africa.

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