Prince Harry is set to meet a princess of pop!
The royal will join Rihanna at a celebration to mark the 50th anniversary of Barbados's independence on Nov. 30. Rihanna, a native of Barbados, is expected to sing the national anthem at the celebration.
The country is among seven in the Caribbean that Harry will visit during his two-week royal tour, which kicks off on Nov. 20.
The Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega-Concert at Garrison Savannah in Barbados “will be one of the most exciting events of the tour,” with tens of thousands of people “joining the party” that features the best of Barbados’s talent, his spokesman said Thursday.
“We’ll wait and see,” if Harry (who will make a speech at the extravaganza) meets the singer, his spokesman added. But it is normal for royals to greet the line-ups of entertainers at star-studded galas like this.
Harry, who will be apart from new girlfriend Meghan Markle during the 14-day tour, will island-hop on a Royal Navy tanker.
The prince will spend six nights aboard the Royal Navy Auxiliary Wave Knight ship. On his biggest travel day—between the islands of St. Vincent and Grenada—he will spend about 20 hours aboard the boat.
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The ship, which has been in action against Caribbean narcotic traffickers, has around 120 crew members. Harry will likely be in a comfortable cabin with a small double bed and a desk. The rest of his 10-person staff and security will also be on board.
In addition to Barbados’s golden anniversary, the 14-day tour is taking place on the occasion of the 35th anniversary of independence in Antigua and Barbuda and the 50th anniversary of Guyana becoming independent.
Harry, who stepped out Thursday morning with his grandfather Prince Philip to honor those who lost their lives in battle, was asked to tour the islands by his grandmother Queen Elizabeth.
“The Queen no longer undertakes long haul flights aged 90 so the Queen asked Prince Harry to visit the Caribbean and focus on these anniversaries on her behalf,” her assistant private secretary Samantha Cohen said at the briefing.