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Prince Harry meets Rihanna during Barbados' Toast to the Nation

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Prince Harry was a little starry-eyed when he was introduced to Rihanna during a trip to Barbados on Wednesday. The two met and shook hands during Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s Toast to the Nation, celebrating 50 years of independence for the country. 

The 32-year-old British royal, who’s currently wrapping up a 15-day tour of the Caribbean, also chatted with staff and patients at Queen Victoria Hospital in Bridgetown shortly after touching down in Barbados. 

According to British reports, Prince Harry had been told 20 minutes before encounter that he would meet the Anti singer. “We thought he would be meeting her for the first time at the concert later,” a senior royal aide told Express and Mirror, alluding to the show Rihanna is set to perform during the visit. “He found out just before arriving. About 20 minutes before, that she would be here and sitting near his table.”

See his encounter with Rihanna below.

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