A Hamilton actress’s stunned reaction to Prince Harry bursting into song during a charity gala has delighted Twitter users.
The hit musical’s cast members were giddy with excitement to have Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the audience for a charity performance last night.
The excitement turned to awe when Harry belted out a quick rendition of You’ll Be Back, a number performed by the character of his ancestor King George III.
Rachel John, an Olivier nominated actress who plays Angelica Schuyler in the musical, was especially stunned and dropped her jaw in amazement at the unexpected performance.
Rachel John, an Olivier nominated actress who plays Angelica Schuyler in the musical, was seen dropping her jaw in amazement at the unexpected performance
She took to Twitter to poke fun at herself, sharing the clip and writing: ‘Last night was epic…’watch the lady behind Prince Harry’ that was me’
She took to Twitter to poke fun at herself, sharing the clip and writing: ‘Last night was epic…”watch the lady behind Prince Harry” that was me’.
Twitter users were delighted by her surprise, saying they would have reacted the same way.
The show’s award-winning creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, tweeted: ‘King George III’s great-great-great-great-great-great grandson The Duke Of Sussex sang a few bars tonight.’
Other cast members took to social media to share their excitement at the royals being among the night’s audience.
After the show Harry took to the stage where he began to perform one of the musical’s songs
Twitter users were delighted by her surprise, saying they would have reacted the same way
Actor Leslie Garcia Bowman wrote: ‘A night we will all remember for the rest of our lives.’
Hip hop musical Hamilton tells the story of Alexander Hamilton, one of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
Ironically, the show pokes fun at one of Prince Harry’s distant relatives, King George III, who is cast as a comical and out-of-touch character.
But Harry clearly took it in good spirit. After the show he got on stage and burst into song, mimicking one of the tunes sung by his ancestor, with the words ‘you say’.
The audience clapped and cheered at his surprisingly talented antics. But Harry quickly cautioned them not to expect more, saying of the show’s creator: ‘He did try but I said no.’
The excitement turned to glee when Harry took to the stage and belted out a quick rendition of of You’ll Be Back, a number performed by the character of his ancestor King George III
He thanked the audience for raising hundreds of thousands of pounds for his charity, Sentebale, and to the cast and crew.
He added: ‘I don’t know how you guys do this every single night, over and over again, and in this heat as well.’
Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda also proved a star turn as he told the audience that he came up with idea of putting King George in his show while he was on honeymoon.
‘I wrote the song on my honeymoon and smash, cut to 2018 and I am sitting next to his sixth great-grandson, the Duke of Sussex….’