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Prince Harry Goes Pop: Shakes Tambourine—and His Booty!—on Queen's Diamond Jubilee Song

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With all due respect to the purple-loving icon, it looks like the music industry actually is big enough for two Princes.

A music video released today in honor of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee makes good on the promise Prince Harry made on his tour of the Commonwealth countries earlier this year in which he jokingly (or so he may have thought) offered to contribute "just one hit" of the tambourine to "Sing," the song released by British pop star extraordinaire Gary Barlow in honor of the royal grandmother's milestone year of reign.

Well, it was no joke, and we've got the proof.

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The video for the Jubilee anthem, composed by the Take That frontman and Andrew Lloyd Webber, was culled together by Barlow, who accompanied Harry on his overseas tour earlier this year and who somehow along the way managed to enlist the royal in taking part in the project.

And we're happy to see that on this one occasion, Prince William's little brother wasn't quite a man of his word: We counted two—not just one—distinct hits on his instrument. Even better, Harry shows off his dancing skills in the montage, footage taken from the Jamaican street fair celebrations he took part in back in March.

The rhythm got him in the end, after all. Albeit unknowingly.

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"He's fun and relaxed and he's a really nice kid," Barlow told the British Press Association. "We caught him on his last day in Jamaica. We turned up and I asked him would he play on the record and he said, 'I don't sing.' But I said, 'No, no—I don't want you to sing, I want you to play the tambourine.' And so he said, 'It'll cost you.'

"Then we met him later on that night and he did the tambourine hit and we spun it into the track. He probably hasn't got a clue what he's part of just yet."

One thing he's definitely not part of: ego stroking. When asked by the press if the prince showed a penchant for musical abilities, Barlow replied simply, "No."

The song is set for release on May 28 and will be performed at the star-studded Jubilee concert set to take place outside Buckingham Palace on June 4.

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