Prince Harry has been closely following the steps that his late mother Princess Diana took, with her active involvement in humanitarian projects and charitable organizations. The royal prince’s latest Sentebale charity concert event is a good example where he also had the chance to join Coldplay on stage for the show’s finale.
The 31-year-old prince is set to join an upcoming series of activities and engagements to highlight the debilitating impact of HIV/AIDS and to help fight the disease. A statement issued by a royal spokesperson indicated that Prince Harry is determined to spread awareness of the disease among his generation, Entertainment Tonight reported. The said cause was something that the late Princess of Wales also previously championed.
The statement shared that Prince Harry will take advantage of the years of experience he gained through his charity Sentebale that supported young people with HIV/AIDS in South Africa’s Lesotho, as well as those suffering from extreme poverty. The royal prince co-founded the said organization, alongside Prince Seeiso, the prince of Lesotho, in 2006.
Prince Harry is said to be looking at meeting leaders and other personalities who can help spread the awareness of HIV/AIDS, as well as assist young people who need help to live healthy lives. The royal prince is also planning to enhance his knowledge about the disease and the opportunities to fight the virus. “This will see him tackling topics including testing, treatment, and prevention as well as anti-stigma efforts,” as indicated in the statement.
The royal spokesperson also stated that the Sentebale charity concert held Tuesday at Kensington Palace serves the start of Prince Harry’s series of engagements and effort to fight HIV/AIDS. The benefit concert featured performances from various artists including Josh Stone, Coldplay and the Basotho Youth Choir. The royal prince even joined the British band on stage for the concert’s finale, along with Prince Seeiso and the rest of the performers, according to Telegraph.
A short clip of the benefit concert’s finale was also uploaded on social media through Kensington Palace’s official Twitter account. In the video, Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso can be seen swaying on stage as they stood behind the talented singers of the Basotho Youth Choir. Prince William’s younger brother can even be seen singing a few lines of the finale song.
The clip was captioned, “Incredible finale as Prince Harry, Prince Seeiso & the Basotho Youth Choir join @coldplay onstage #SentebaleConcert.”
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) June 28, 2016