Prince Harry Joins Rihanna At Event To Celebrate 50 Years Of Independence For Barbados

Britain’s Prince Harry has joined Rihanna in celebrating 50 years of independence for her native Barbados.

The prince and the singer shared the stage with the prime minister during a concert and dance performance marking the date the island broke away from Britain. He read a message from Queen Elizabeth II congratulating Barbados and saying that the island should be “rightfully proud” of a vibrant culture and natural beauty. He spoke Wednesday night before a crowd of about 20,000 people at the Kensington Oval cricket ground.

He also encouraged residents to work together to confront challenges such as climate change.

Harry is on a two-week tour of the Caribbean that is also a celebration of the queen’s Queen 90th birthday. He will stop next in Guyana.