Prince Harry received a musical surprise on the third day of his royal visit Down Under with wife Meghan Markle, courtesy of some delightful trickery from an Australian morning radio show.
As Harry and Meghan greeted well-wishers in Melbourne, morning show hosts Fifi, Fev and Byron of Fox 101.9 had a plan in place, with numerous members of the crowd secretly enlisted to sing a very special musical number in honour of the couple’s visit: Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me”, the newlywed’s royal wedding song.
In a video shared on Twitter, Brendan Fevola (a.k.a Fev) explained the stunt, filming Harry’s shock when the ringers take off their jackets to reveal t-shirts bearing the radio show’s logo, as the prince suddenly begins to hear the choir.
“Who’s singing?” he asks.
Once he realizes what’s going on, the delighted royal laughs and even breaks into a brief dance before holding his hand to his ear.
“Much better than the original!” Harry tells the singers, referring to the gospel choir that sang the song at the couple’s wedding in May.
“We don’t know how Fev managed to pull off greeting Meghan and Harry with a choir singing their wedding song! THIS WAS AMAZING!!” the show tweeted. You can watch the amazing moment below: