Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to attend hit musical performance amid summer vacation

The event on August 29 will raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale, which he set up alongside friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.


                            Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to attend hit musical performance amid summer vacation

It's been over a month since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were spotted together in public. But now, the royal couple will be stepping out for a very public date night. Taking a break from their summer vacation, the newlyweds will step out next week for a London performance of the hit musical, Hamilton, Kensington Palace announced on Monday. The event on August 29 will raise funds for one of Harry’s longtime charities, Sentebale, which he set up alongside friend Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 17, 2018 in London (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex visit the Nelson Mandela Centenary Exhibition at Southbank Centre's Queen Elizabeth Hall on July 17, 2018 in London (Photo by Arthur Edwards - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

The couple, who took in a performance of the hit show during a private date night around Valentine’s Day earlier this year, will be the guests of honor, alongside the show creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda. The trio will meet the cast and crew on the stage of London’s Victoria Palace Theatre. Miranda has been in Wales recently, and he is set to address the audience alongside the royal couple, Kensington Palace said.

Tickets for the special performance range from $25 to $130 including a charity donation. Sentebale will receive thousands of dollars to help fund its work for children and young people affected by HIV and AIDS in Lesotho and Botswana. 

The palace also announced that Meghan will join Harry at one of the key nights for another important cause: An awards night for WellChild. On September 4, the charity, which works on behalf of seriously ill children and their families and caretakers, will celebrate the inspiring qualities of the young people and the dedication of those who “go the extra mile to keep children healthy and happy, including the outstanding health, social care and education professionals.” Like Sentebale, WellChild was one of the charities invited to send beneficiaries and dignitaries to the couple’s May 19 wedding.

Nacho Figuares of Sentebale St. Regis presents the Sentebale Polo 2018 trophy with Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex after the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
Nacho Figuares of Sentebale St. Regis presents the Sentebale Polo 2018 trophy with Meghan Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry Duke of Sussex after the Sentebale Polo 2018 held at the Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club on July 26, 2018 in Windsor, England. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Then on September 6, Meghan and Harry will attend 100 Days to Peace, a gala music evening marking the centenary of the end of World War I at Central Hall Westminster. The concert will support three charities which support military veterans facing mental health challenges: Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and the Royal Foundation’s campaign and mental health initiative, Heads Together.