Prince Harry Is ‘a Fan’ of Shaggy & Even Sang a Few Lyrics When They Met

Remember the 2010 song “It Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy? Well, we aren’t the only ones who feel nostalgic while listening to the catchy beat.

In a recent interview with The Observer, the 51-year-old reggae singer opened up about the first time he met Prince Harry. The meet-cute took place back in 2012 during the royal’s visit to the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Jamaica.

It all started when Shaggy’s daughter, Sydney Burrell, called out the Duke of Sussex for destroying her idea of royalty. “My daughter thought he was supposed to be a prince on a horse, like in her storybook,” the musician said.

Prince Harry reacted to the subtle dig and then proceeded to blurt out the lyrics to Shaggy’s hit song. “He turned to me and said, ‘Wow, she’s just so not impressed,’” he continued. “And then he sang, ‘It Wasn’t Me.’ So, Prince Harry is a Shaggy fan!”

Shaggy went on to joke that his record is a go-to at Buckingham Palace, adding, “I’d like to think that the Queen is a big Shaggy fan. I played at her 92nd birthday party at the Royal Albert Hall. Afterward I was standing right beside her. It would have been crazy if she was like, ‘Hello, Mr. Boombastic.’”

This isn’t the first time Prince Harry has showed off his vocal talents. Back in 2018, the Duke of Sussex made a surprise appearance during a special West End production of Hamilton, where he briefly sang “You’ll Be Back.” (It’s usually performed by Harry’s real-life ancestor, King George.)

We’d have done anything to be a fly on the wall during Prince Harry’s “It Wasn’t Me” solo.

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