Queen Ri meets a real life Prince.
On Wednesday (Nov. 30), Rihanna met Britain’s Prince Harry during a celebration for Barbados’ 50 years of independence from British rule. RiRi, a native of Barbados, was on hand to celebrate the occasion with a series of events, including the Toast of the Nation and an evening concert.
Today (Dec. 1), Rihanna and Prince Harry also participated in HIV testing to encourage others to do the same on World AIDS Day.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) December 1, 2016
During his visit, Prince Harry explained what a privilege it was to be part of these events. “I am honored to be here representing my grandmother, [Queen Elizabeth II], as we celebrate the historic milestone of 50 years of independence of this beautiful nation,” said the Prince. “Her Majesty visited your beautiful country on the eve of independence in early 1966. The people of Barbados have held a special place in her heart ever since.”
Rihanna is having a big week. Aside from celebrating Barbados’ 50th anniversary of independence and promoting awareness on World AIDS Day, she also took home the Shoe of the Year honors at this week’s FN Achievement Awards and was named Spotify’s most streamed female artist of 2016.