Prince Harry came face to face Wednesday with one of Barbados' most famous exports—and pop music's ultimate bad girl—during his Caribbean tour.
The British royal met Rihanna at the Toast to the Nation event celebrating the 50th anniversary of independence of Barbados, a former British colony. Harry gave a speech. The pop star, who was born in the country, is set to perform the national anthem at the nation's Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert later in the day.
The 28-year-old Barbadian singer songwriter, who wore a knee-length pale blue dress, sat at the same table as Guyana's President David Granger, just across from Harry's table, according to U.K. newspaper The Daily Express.
The outlet said Harry, whose Caribbean tour ends in Guyana this weekend, walked over to say hello to the president before he turned and shook hands with Rihanna, saying, "Hello, it's very nice to meet you."