Last August, at a special charity performance of the enormously popular Broadway hit Hamilton in London’s West End, the audience was wowed by a surprise guest star. Breaking into song during the show’s finale — to a tune sung by the George III character — was none other than George’s real-life, great-great-great-great-great-great-grandson, England’s Prince Harry himself.
The event benefited the Prince’s HIV charity, Sentebale, supporting mental health and well-being of children and young people affected by HIV in the African nations of Lesotho and Botswana.
Harry watched most of the production with his wife, Meghan Markle, the Duchess of Sussex, and Hamilton’s creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The play tells the story of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and his rise from poverty to power against the backdrop of the American Revolutionary War (with Britian).
Ahead of the show, Miranda had commented it would be “fun and surreal” to see the royal couple watch the performance of King George III — but the outspoken Royal took it one step further, joining the cast onstage at the end of the show.