Coverage: Gala performance of ‘Hamilton’ in support of Sentebale with the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex
Aug 30, 2018
Gallery Update / Interview / Public Appearances / Video

On Wednesday August 29, the Duke and the Duchess of Sussex, attended a special benefit performance of the Hamilton at the Victoria Palace Theatre to raise funds for Sentebale charity; the Duke founded the nonprofit with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to assist young people affected by HIV in Lesotho and Botswana.
According to the Telegraph, “nearly £300,000 was said to have been raised through ticket sales and donations for the charity.”
In Gallery there are the photos of the meeting with the Royals and a few taken on stage with the cast and crew; below, there are two videos of the meeting and the speeches given by Miranda and the Duke.

 

 

The DailyMail as a report of the meeting before the show, under the cut you can read what the Duke and the Duchess said to Miranda and what Lin-Manuel said to the reporters.

Speaking to Miranda, 38, ahead of the show, Prince Harry said: ‘Guys congratulations in bringing it over here… Thank you for doing this for Sentebale. It means so much to us and it’s going to be a fun night.’
Meghan, who has watched the show on both sides of the Atlantic, asked Miranda: ‘Have you seen it yet in London? Because I found it so amazing to watch how that plays versus here [UK] and the response is so different but everyone loves it.’
Speaking to reporters after meeting the royals, Miranda said: ‘The prince’s sixth-great grandfather is a character so that’ll be fun and surreal for all of us.
‘You don’t get that every day. You get heads of state, we’ve had some popular folks come see our show but you don’t often get a direct descendent of one of your main characters.
‘They [Harry and meghan] said they were huge fans of the show. It’s a huge honour for me.’
‘King George gets a different reaction here to the States. He’s a homegrown hero so it’s fun to see his reception here That’s very exciting and I’m very curious to see their reception.’