Prince Harry was in Barbados on Wednesday to celebrate the island’s 50th anniversary of independence with a huge concert, a ceremonial monument unveiling and fireworks!
The 32-year-old British royal, who is on an official tour of the Caribbean, was a guest of honor at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert at the Kensington Oval Cricket Ground in Bridgetown, Barbados, alongside Barbadian pop star Rihanna, and the nation’s prime minister, Fruendel Stuart.
Prince Harry sat next to Rihanna on stage, after the two met for the first time earlier in the day, and the pair seemed to have a great time chatting and laughing during the celebration.
Part of the ceremony included the official unveiling of a monument celebrating this special anniversary of independence. And, like any good monument reveal, fireworks were in order.
The monument included a sundial, and Prince Harry was given the honor of inserting the gnomon — the piece of the sundial that sticks out and casts a shadow to indicate the time. Basically, the most important part!
Harry slots a gnomon – the projecting piece of a sundial – into a time piece at Barbados’ 50th anniversary of independence monument pic.twitter.com/cu8EOeZTZC
— PA Royal Reporters (@PARoyal) December 1, 2016
Harry’s tour of the Caribbean, which he’s undertaking on behalf of his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, concludes on Dec. 4. It has been confirmed that Harry’s girlfriend, actress Meghan Markle, will not be joining him on any stops during the trip.
For more on Prince Harry and Rihanna’s highly anticipated first meeting, check out the video below.