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Prince Harry hosts Sentebale Concert at Kensington Palace to highlight fight against HIV/AIDS

Prince Harry hosted a concert at Kensington Palace on Tuesday night to highlight the global fight against HIV and AIDS.

The fifth-in-line to the throne danced along, as the gig got underway in aid of his charity Sentebale.

Sentebale is a charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho in 2006 following Harry’s gap year to the country in 2004.

During the performance, Harry stood behind the choir and swayed as he sung the lyrics to the hit song Up&Up, but didn’t take the microphone himself as the band’s lead singer, Chris Martin, joined him.

The first ever pop concert on the historic palace’s East Lawn was organised to help raise funds and awareness of the challenges faced by young people affected by HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.

Harry had earlier introduced the British band for their 10-song set after a heartfelt speech to the crowd of 3,000 people.

The 31-year-old royal took to the stage to introduce the band after performances from stars including soul singer Joss Stone, who sang alongside the Basotho Youth Choir, six boy and six girls helped by Sentebale in Lesotho, who travelled to London especially for the concert.


Waving his hands in time to the tune, the Queen’s grandson 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. Please drive home safely and carry the work of Sentebale. And thank you to Coldplay – thank you so much, you’ve rocked the palace, you’ve rocked the palace!’

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