How does a red-haired prince get a role in the hit musical “Hamilton?” It helps if you’re Prince Harry and the show is raising money for his charity to combat HIV.
Prince Harry attended the show with his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and show creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, at the Victoria Palace Theater in London’s West End, NBC News reported.
Tonight we have a special gala performance for @sentebale in the presence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and author of #HamiltonLDN, @Lin_Manuel. Funds raised will go to support the mental health and well-being of children and young people affected by HIV in Lesotho & Botswana pic.twitter.com/ZwVl7vJRxm— Hamilton West End (@HamiltonWestEnd) August 29, 2018
The Duke and Duchess take their seats with @Lin_Manuel, @HamiltonMusical writer, for tonight's @HamiltonWestEnd performance.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 29, 2018
Tonight will raise funds for @Sentebale – find out more about their vital work with children and young people affected by HIV: https://t.co/7etq333Nz4 pic.twitter.com/vWsCMwGwPD
Despite one of the themes of the show is the colonists rising up and defeating Great Britain and Prince Harry’s six-times great-grandfather, King George III, Harry seemed satisfied with the performance and took to the stage to thank the performers and audience members
The price was what people were willing to pay to be in the room where it happened and attend the gala performance and at the same time help raise money for Sentebale, the charity that the Duke of Sussex began with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to help support young people living with HIV in Lesotho and Botswana, Playbill reported.
Before thanking everyone and promoting the charity, Prince Harry quickly sang the opening notes of “You’ll Be Back,” which is sung by the character based on King George III, who was on the throne during the American Revolution. But Prince Harry only sang for a moment, for two words “You say...” and left the crowd feeling maybe a little helpless and they responded with cheers.
"You say..."— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) August 29, 2018
Thank you to the cast and crew of @HamiltonWestEnd for a fantastic performance, raising awareness and funds for @Sentebale's work with children and young people affected by HIV #HamiltonLDN pic.twitter.com/M5hmjTfhEz
“Hamilton” opened at the Victoria Palace Theater last December and won seven Olivier Awards.