Reggae singer Shaggy revealed some surprising history between himself and the Royal Family. The meeting between the reggae star and the Prince happened in Jamaica, where Harry had travelled to visit Bustamante Hospital for Children.
The singer took his daughter along for the meeting.
However, the day didn’t quite go to plan, as Prince Harry didn’t quite meet up to her expectations.
Speaking to Buzzfeedzz, the ‘It Wasn’t Me’ singer said his daughter demanded to see the Prince herself.
He said: “My daughter was like, ‘well I wanna meet the Prince’, she was five years old at the time so I was like okay, yeah! Come and meet the prince.
“So I took her out, she went to the hospital, took her out of school for the day, she went to the prince and she was just not having it.
“She just said that’s not the Prince because he doesn’t look like the princes on Disney.
“He’s not on the horse he doesn’t have the cape.
“Prince Harry says to me ‘I’ve never met anyone so unimpressed.'”
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He said at one point Prince Harry turned to the singer and began belting out the song himself.
Shaggy said: “So Prince Harry is a Shaggy fan!”
Shaggy also admitted in the interview that he hoped the Queen would be a “big Shaggy fan”, and recalled the time he played live at her 92nd birthday party at the Royal Albert Hall.
According to the vocalist, he ended up standing “right beside” the monarch after the show.
He said: “It would have been crazy if she was like, ‘Hello, Mr Boombastic.’”
Prince Harry visited the Bustamante Hospital for Children in 2012 as part of an official four-day visit to Jamaica.
The visit coincided with the Diamond Jubilee celebrations taking place that year, marking 60 years since the Queen took the throne.
During the visit, Prince Harry also visited the Usain Bolt Track at the University of the West Indies and a host of other ceremonial and cultural events.
The Duke’s run-in with Shaggy aside, Harry has had a close association with music in recent times.
According to The Sun, Prince Harry revealed himself to be a fan of dubstep – at least enough to recognise Skream, thought to be one of the genre’s main artists.
Another dubstep star, Artwork, told the Sun in 2010 the Duke was “well excited” when he met Skream during a charity event at Buckingham Palace that year.
Artwork said: “He put his hand out and said, ‘Hello Skream, nice one!’ Harry obviously knew who he was before he met him.”