Prince Harry Gets His Pop Star On For Diamond Jubilee Song

May 18, 2012 By:
Prince Harry Gets His Pop Star On For Diamond Jubilee Song

Prince Harry will put his musical skills to the royal test in a performance at Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.

The Queen’s redheaded grandson will take the stage alongside Gary Barlow and the Military Wives choir. But before you go getting all excited, he’s just playing tambourine.

Apparently Wales is cool with giving the prince a political and military stake, but would rather not have him messing up their special concert.

Barlow, a sing/songwriter and judge of the UK’s "X Factor,” was asked to produce the track dubbed “Sing” by Prince Harry’s father Charles. The track took Barlow across the globe, enlisting the help of musicians in countries like Australia, Kenya, and Jamaica.

Prince Harry made his recording debut on the track. The song was written by Barlow and composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (Webber’s name sounds familiar because he’s won a butt-load of awards for his musical composition work: Grammys, Golden Globes, Tonys…)

According to the United Kingdom Polocrosse Association, though Prince Harry refused to sing, he was still a pleasure to work with for Barlow.

"He's fun and relaxed and he's a really nice kid,” Barlow told the UKPA. “He said ‘I don't sing.’ But I said 'no, no - I don't want you to sing, I want you to play the tambourine.'”

(For those of you who didn’t partake in kindergarten holiday concerts, tambourine is what you gave the tone-deaf kid with no talent.)

The 29-year-old prince also made a cameo appears in the song's music video, along with his father, Prince Charles.
Barlow’s journey was recorded by the BBC in a documentary Gary Barlow: On Her Majesty's Service, which will air in the next couple weeks.

"Sing" will be part of a commemorative jubilee album to be released on May 28. Some of the proceeds from the song will raise funds for The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.

The song is scheduled to be performed at the Diamond Jubilee concert at London's Buckingham Palace on June 4.