Prince Harry exchanged royal for rockstar in honor of a very important cause.
Tuesday night in the 31-year-old's very own Kensington Palace backyard, the prince organized a massive benefit concert in honor of the people of Lesotho in South Africa battling HIV and AIDS. As can be expected of a royal affair, Prince Harry left no stone unturned, calling in Britain's very own Coldplay to headline the evening. The event was held in conjunction with the charity Harry helped establish in 2006, Sentebale.
"Sentebale, meaning forget me not in Sesotho, has helped tens of thousands of children in just over a decade," he said while addressing the crowd at the start of the night. "We focus on, not just making sure children with HIV, get the medical treatment they need, but the emotional support and empowering knowledge that is so vital for their long-term health and prosperity."
In honor of event, Prince Harry organized additional musical appearances by "Am I Wrong" duo Nico and Vinz, the Basotho Youth Choir and Sentebale ambassador, Grammy winner Joss Stone. However, before the festivities were in full swing, Harry was careful to remind attendees that HIV and AIDS is not just an issue overseas. "In southern Africa, the epidemic remains the biggest killer of adolescents. Here in the UK, more people have the virus than ever before," he announced.