Prince Harry's Hamilton Star Moment

Prince Harry's Hamilton Star Moment

30 Aug 2018

The British royal took to the stage with the Hamilton cast last night

Prince Harry took to the stage and briefly sang at a London charity performance of the musical Hamilton on Wednesday. 

The British royal, 33, was accompanied by his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex to the Victoria Palace Theatre - the U.K. home of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash hit documenting the life of U.S. founding father Alexander Hamilton.

At the end of the performance, which raised $390,00 (Dhs1.4 million) for Sentebale, his HIV charity, Harry took to the stage to thank cast and crew - before singing a line from You'll Be Back - a number sung by his ancestor King George III of England in the show.

According to the BBC, Harry cut his impromptu performance short after breaking into the opening line "You say". He then told the audience, "that's definitely not going to happen", before gesturing to Lin-Manuel, who was at the charity staging, and adding: "He did try, but I said 'no'."

The Hamilton creator told the BBC that "you don't often get a direct descendent" of a character to watch a show set in the 18th Century.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex saw Hamilton together in London earlier this year - and Meghan also took in the original Broadway production with her actress pal Priyanka Chopra back in 2016.

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Meghan, 37, reportedly thanked the actors starring in Wednesday's performance for their energy, and added: "It was so engaging, every moment of it."

Harry called the show "incredible" and thanked the audience for helping his charity, saying their contributions would help "change the lives of thousands of children in Botswana and Lesotho" by helping combat HIV in the African nations. He co-founded Sentebale with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 after spending time in the country during his university gap year, and after ten years, began operations in Botswana in 2016.