Royal Rock Show: Prince Harry Joins Coldplay On Stage At Kensington Palace Charity Gig

Prince Harry temporarily exchanged his royal status for rockstar as he joined Coldplay on stage at Kensington Palace last night (June 28).

Hot off their headline set at Glastonbury 2016, the band fronted a special charity concert, arranged by Prince Harry to raise awareness for Sentebale – an organisation that helps young people suffering with AIDS and HIV.


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“Sentebale, meaning forget me not in Sesotho, has helped tens of thousands of children in just over a decade,” he said while addressing the crowd at the start of the night.

“We focus on, not just making sure children with HIV, get the medical treatment they need, but the emotional support and empowering knowledge that is so vital for their long-term health and prosperity.”

Following an evening of magnificent musical performances from Laura Mvula, Nico and Vinz and Joss Stone, Coldplay filled the palace property with the sound of their 2011 hit Paradise.


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For the band’s spectacular finale, Sentebale co-founder Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and the Basotho Youth Choir joined Chris Martin & Co. on stage to belt out Up&Up from Coldplay’s album A Head Full Of Dreams.

Introducing the song and concluding the night, the fifth in line to the throne shouted to the audience: “Thank you for standing out in the rain, thank you to the choir that has come all the way from Lesotho.”

Then added: “And thank you to Coldplay – thank you so much, you’ve rocked the palace, you’ve rocked the palace!”

Harry joined everyone on stage to enjoy the special moment, swaying and singing along to the uplifting track while proving that he knows all of the lyrics.


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Even though the Prince was having fun during the number, he urged everyone to pay particular attention to the delightful spirit of the 12-strong choir.

“What we know is that HIV is a virus that thrives off silence and feeds on stigma,” he concluded. “We must follow the example of the young people of Lesotho, and meet one of the great challenges of our generation with optimism, energy, and openness.

“That’s what tonight is all about. When people come together for a purpose we can achieve extraordinary things.”

The concert was the very first to be held on Kensington Palace’s famous East Lawn – and we hope that it won’t be the last!