On 13th March, most of the royal family headed to Westminster Abbey for a service for Commonwealth Day. The service was held to celebrate the Queen’s lifelong commitment to the 52 nations that make up the Commonwealth. And Prince Philip, Prince Harry, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, and Theresa May all stepped out to help commemorate the day.
But one royal was met with a humorous surprise just after the service took place – being told he looked more like a famous pop star, than a member of the royal family.
A group of children from Francis Holland School in Regent’s Park gathered outside of the Abbey, and had been invited to meet Prince Harry following the service. And one young girl, Tiya Thornton, who is just 12-years-old, felt brave enough to speak up when meeting the Prince.
She went on to say that the young royal looked exactly like the British singer Ed Sheeran – and, to be honest, we can see the resemblance. But the girl was pretty suspicious of Harry, and went on to ask, “Are you the real Prince Harry?”
But the Prince reassured her that he was in fact the real deal, saying “Yes, the other one is Ed Sheeran.”
And Harry was apparently left in stitches as he continued down the row of children with the Dean of Westminster, John Hall. He looked back at the group of giggling kids and said to the Dean, “Did you hear what they just said?”
Just moments before, the royal had been at the service organised by The Royal Commonwealth Society. The Queen has been head of the Commonwealth for 65 years, and delivered a speech at the service to encourage all the nations within it to continue to “build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community.”
Earlier in the day, she launched the Queen’s Baton Relay, starting off the baton which will travel around the Commonwealth countries for 388 days, before ending up in the Gold Coast, Australia, for the beginning of the Gold Coast Games on April 4th 2018. Former Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill was chosen as the first person to carry the baton in London.
During the day, the Queen made time for a quick outfit change, from a fuschia pink number to a bright yellow suit dress for the ceremony in the afternoon.