The Duke of Sussex looked suave tonight as he arrived on his own for a concert hosted by his charity Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace.
Harry, 34, wore a smart blue jacket over a crisp white shirt and grey trousers as he joined other celebrities including Katherine Jenkins, Gemma Arterton and Emilia Fox.
The Duke welcomed singer Rita Ora with a hug when they were introduced at King Henry VIII’s famous home where entertainers from across the Commonwealth performed in the open-air.
Ora said after their meeting: ‘I’m so excited, a little bit of rain never really hurts anybody, I’m just happy to be here and to be able to support and try and raise as much awareness and money for such a great cause.’
Prince Harry also welcomed Sentebale ambassador and spoken word artist, George the Poet – who performed to an audience of 3,000 people.
Prince Harry appeared solo at the event this evening, with wife Meghan Markle, 37, still on maternity leave to look after baby Archie.
The concert will raise funds and awareness for Sentebale, the charity founded by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso Bereng Seeiso in 2006, to support children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi.
Other celebrities which joined him at the concert included actors David Harewood, James Norton, Tom Hardy and and athlete Denis Lewis.
Prince Harry and Rita Ora shared a hug while they attended a reception before a concert hosted by his charity Setebale at Hampton Court Palace
Rita Ora (left) took to the stage to perform wearing a black emsemble with tassles, while Prince Harry (right) also got up and did a speech
After meeting Prince Harry, Ora said she was excited to play at the event and said she wanted to raise awareness for a great cause
Morena Leraba performing on stage during the concert, wearing what appears to be a straw hat and a poncho with pom poms
Prince Seeiso (pictured above) founded the charity with Prince Harry to support children and young people living with HIV and Aids
Prince Harry, left, walks with the Chairman of Sentebale Johnny Hornby, right as they climb the stair to begin the event earlier this evening
George Mpanga aka George the Poet, Sekgabo Seselamarumo (centre), from Maun, Botswana, and Rethabile Sereba, from Mafeteng, Lesotho, on stage
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex speaks to Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, his wife Princess Mabereng Seeiso and daughter Princess Masentle Tabitha Seeiso
Later on in the evening The Duke of Sussex met some of the acts at a reception before the concert while other stars mingled and caught up.
Among the guests was Line Of Duty Star Vicky McClure, wearing an eye-catching black and white stripped trousers suit, and actress Gemma Arterton, wearing a bizarre combination of a mini pinafore dress and jumper.
Singer Rita Ora also caught the eye as she arrived at the Sentebale Audi Concert at Hampton Court and Harry gave headline act Rita a hug when they met at a pre-performance reception.
The Duke of Sussex, 34, arrived without Meghan for the concert hosted by his charity Sentebale and will greet celebrities
During the evening the Duke will welcome singer Rita Ora and Sentebale ambassador and spoken word artist, George the Poet – who will both perform to an audience of 3,000 people
In a trademark mini-dress, the 28-year-old singer – who holds the record for the most Top 10 singles for a British female artist ‘happy to be here’.
She first met Harry at BBC Radio 1’s Teen Awards in 2016 and said: ‘It’s so nice the amount of people he probably meets to remember that.’
The performer who was joined by her psychiatrist mother Vera Sahatciu, added she told the duke she was ‘very grateful’ to be asked to perform at the event.
Others performers included 2018 Britain’s Got Talent finalists B Positive Choir, London-born George the Poet, shepherd-turned musician Morena Leraba from Lesotho, and dancers performing Zulu ballet INALA.
Stars including actors Tom Hardy, James Norton, Rosamund Pike, as well as comedian Rory Bremner, mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, choirmaster Gareth Malone, and singer Nicole Appleton also attended.
Organisers said they hoped the 3,000-strong crowd would have raised ‘hundreds of thousands of pounds’ for Sentable, which helps young people living with HIV and Aids in the southern African countries of Lesotho, Botswana, and Malawi.
Prince Harry speaks to singer Rita Ora during a reception before a concert hosted by his charity Sentebale at Hampton Court Palace
Harry, 34, wore a smart blue jacket over a crisp white shirt and grey trousers as he tried to to shield from the rain on Tuesday night
The Duke of Sussex arrived for a concert hosted by Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace, to raise awareness and vital funds for the Duke’s charity, Sentebale
Harry chats to friends as he arrives at the Sentebale Audi Concert held at Hampton Court Palace where he will watch acts such as Rita Ora perform
Actor James Norton (left) arrived at the concert to support the cause on Tuesday night, along with fellow actor Tom Hardy (right)
Prince Harry spoke to Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, his wife Princess Mabereng Seeiso and daughter Princess Masentle Tabitha Seeiso during a reception before the concert tonight. The Princes set up the Sentebale charity together in 2006
Harry spoke at the start of the concert and joked with the crowds, saying: ‘I am not going take up too much of your time, I realise you’re all here to see Rita Ora not me.’
After a group cheered loudly he quipped: ‘Especially you at the front.’
Harry thanked the crowds for raising funds for Sentebale by buying tickets to the concert, adding: ‘We’ve managed to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds from this evening and every single one of you has played a part in that, so you have the ability to have an enormous amount of fun while knowing that you’ve changed a lot of lives in Lesotho, Botswana and Malawi at the same time.’
He went on to say: ‘A conversation around HIV is still shrouded in stigma and stigma thrives off silence. We here tonight and we at Sentebale hope to empower the next generation to be able to end that stigma.’
Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, poses as he arrives for the Sentebale concert in London where he will be greeted with celebrities such as Tom Hardy
The Duke of Sussex arrived for a concert hosted by Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace in East Molesey, to raise awareness and vital funds for the Duke of Sussex’s charity
Prince Harry appeared solo at the event this evening, with wife Meghan Markle , 37, still on maternity leave to look after baby Archie.
Prince Harry, left, spoke with the Managing Director of Audi UK Andrew Doyle, centre, and the Chairman of Sentebale Johnny Hornby, right, after arriving for the concert
Harry set up the charity with his friend, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, in 2006 to support children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS.
Prince Harry met Prince Seeiso on his gap year in Lesotho and was moved to help vulnerable children and young people in the country.
This includes Sentebale’s monthly Saturday clubs and residential weeklong camps which delivers psychosocial support to children living with HIV.
Progress has been made over the last 20 years to reduce the number of new HIV infections globally and ensure people living with HIV access the treatment they deserve.
However stigma, discrimination and a lack of education surrounding HIV/AIDs means that HIV is still a leading cause of death in 10 to 19-year-olds in Africa
Singer Rita Ora stunned in a silk patterned mimi dress and pair of strappy heels as she arrived at the charity event tonight
Actor David Harewood (left) and athlete Denise Lewis (right) show there support as they arrive for the concert on Tuesday night
Cheeky Tom Hardy, Tonya Meli and Vicky McClure were all smiles as they enjoyed the evening at the Audi Sentebale Concert
B Positive Choir are pictured performing at the Sentebale Audi Concert 2019 held at Hampton Court Palace in London tonight
Musicians Morena Leraba, pictured on stage tonight also performed at the Sentebale Audi Concert to the star studded crowd
Other performers tonight include INALA, a Zulu ballet created by award-winning choreographer Mark Baldwin OBE and featuring the Soweto Gospel Choir, and Morena Leraba, a musician and shepherd from Lesotho, who fuses traditional Famo music with a playful mix of genres including rock, electronic music, reggae and hip-hop.
Richard Miller, Chief Executive of Sentebale, said: ‘We’re delighted that Prince Seeiso and some of our advocacy champions will be joining some of the biggest global performers to help Sentebale deliver a sustainable, quality programme for children and young people affected by HIV, enabling them to lead healthy, happy and productive lives.’
Andrew Doyle, Director of Audi UK, said: ‘We are thrilled Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Sussex and Prince Seeiso will join us for the Sentebale Audi Concert. It promises to be an evening of extraordinary entertainment, all in support of an incredibly worthy cause.’
Despite appearing at Trooping the Colour at the weekend, Meghan was not in attendance at the charity event.
As well as musical performances, George Mpanga aka George the Poet, Sekgabo Seselamarumo (centre), from Botswana, and Rethabile Sereba, from Lesotho, took to the stage
A smartly dressed Duke of Sussex, pictured, also took hold of the microphone to make a speech on stage at his charity event
Prince Harry smiled as he delivered his speech to an audience of around 3,000 people at the Sentebale concert this evening
Harry, pictured making his speech tonight, set up the charity with his friend, Prince Seeiso of Lesotho, in 2006 to support children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS
Chairman of Sentebale Johnny Hornby, pictured wearing chinos and a smart blazer, made a speech at the event this evening
On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public appearance together since they introduced their son to the world one month ago to celebrate the Queen’s birthday at Trooping the Colour.
While some speculated the outing might mark the royal’s return to public duties, a royal source told Katie Nicholl at Vanity Fair that the Duchess will remain on maternity leave ‘until the fall’.
The Duke of Sussex looked sauve tonight as he arrived for a concert hosted by his charity Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace
Gone Girl actress Rosamund Pike stunned in an unusual black dress which had red on the black and a floaty cream bottom
TV presenter Nicole Appleton wore a stylist black jumpsuit paired with some nude wedge shoes for the concert hosted by Sentebale in Hampton Court Palace tonight
Irish television presenter Angela Scanlon was elegant in a black dress with gold buttons on for the star studded charity event
Katie Piper looked stunning in a white ensemble, complete with platform trainers and a handbag, at the concert this evening
She is expected to follow the lead of her sister-in-law the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, and attend a ‘few engagements’ over the coming months, just as Kate did last summer following the birth of Prince Louis in April last year.
Reports also suggest that the couple have been nesting while they take on parenthood.
The new parents are said to be keen to divide the parenting tasks, with Meghan, 37, breastfeeding, while Prince Harry changes nappies and cooks for guests at Frogmore Cottage.
Royal commentator Carolyn Durand told Elle.com that Harry, who is ‘over the moon’ with his new son, ‘makes tea’ for visitors who have popped in to meet baby Archie.
While she added that one royal source revealed:’ [Archie] is the cutest little thing I’ve ever seen. They couldn’t be happier.’
Vicky McClure, left, and Denise Lewis, pictured right, donned bold and bright prints for Prince Harry’s charity concert
YouTuber Tanya Burr kept to classic colours in a black and white ensemble for the Sentebale Concert at Hampton Court Palace this evening
On Saturday the Duke and Duchess of Sussex made their first public appearance together to celebrate the Queen’s birthday at Trooping the Colour
While Meghan is still on maternity leave until the autumn, she is expected to make an appearance at a handful of events before then
Meghan and Harry are said to be ‘over the moon’ with son Archie, with the royal couple dividing parenting tasks between them