It seems that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are fans of this reality TV show.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex might be busy with royal events and whatnot, but just like us mere mortal, they too want to relax at the end of a busy day and catch up with their favorite TV shows. And there is one show in particular that the royal couple especially enjoy-The Voice Kids. On Friday’s episode of Lorraine, which was being filled in for by Christine Lampard, former finalist Donel Mangena was a guest on the show to talk about his meeting with the royal couple backstage at the Queen’s 92nd birthday celebrations at the Royal Albert Hall in April ahead of the finals.
The 16-year-old said that Meghan was overjoyed to meet him, going as far as running over and hugging him when they met backstage in Zoe Ball’s dressing room. “Harry and Meghan walked in and I expected a handshake but Meghan screamed my name and ran over to give me a hug,” he said.
Donel also revealed that Harry had told him “our money’s on you,” to which he jokingly replied: “Thanks Harry, no pressure.” Christine then told Donel: “Prince Harry knew you were going to be a winner and called you a big star, it doesn’t get much better than that.” Donel was invited by Harry to his grandmother’s birthday celebration to perform his own rendition of Pharrell’s Happy. Despite all this and his overall success, he didn’t win the competition. He came runner-up, with 18-year-old Ruti Olajugbagbe being crowned the overall winner.
He wasn’t the only star at that royal celebration, which also included the likes of Kylie Minogue, Shaggy, and Tom Jones. Other guests of importance included Prince William, Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, while highlights from the evening included Prince Charles taking to the stage to pay tribute to his mum, affectionately calling her “mummy”, which was greeted with an eye roll and a laugh from the 92-year-old Monarch. The only one missing from the event was the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, who was at the time late in her pregnancy with her third child, Prince Louis.