Prince Harry rocked out with Coldplay this week in a special concert contributing to the fight against AIDS!
The royal held a huge benefit concert at Kensington Palace honoring specifically the people of Lesotho in South Africa battling HIV and AIDS. During the finale of the concert, Prince Harry hit the stage with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, and the Basotho Youth Choir to sing and dance.
Check out a snippet of the performance below!
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The event was a collaboration with charity Sentebale, which the prince helped to establish back in 2006 with Prince Seeiso. “Sentebale, meaning forget me not in Sesotho, has helped tens of thousands of children in just over a decade,” he said at the beginning of the event. “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.” Prince Harry also reminded people that HIV and AIDS hits home for Brits too. “In southern Africa, the epidemic remains the biggest killer of adolescents. Here in the UK, more people have the virus than ever before,” he stated.
The crowd saw other musical performances from Nico and Vinz, the Basotho Youth Choir and Sentebale ambassador Joss Stone. With so many people coming out, it looked to be an awesome event!
Of course, Prince Harry is not stopping here. In July, he’s set to meet with doctors and nurses in South London, which has one of the highest concentrations of HIV-positive people in Europe. The prince will also travel to Durban, South Africa next month for the 2016 International AIDS Conference.
Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, really would be so proud! When she was alive, she was actively involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS as well. It’s great to see Prince Harry following in her footsteps.
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