Perhaps there are more musical genes flowing through the bloodlines of the British monarchy than we knew.
Just one week after Prince Charles worked the turntables as a disc jockey at a youth center in Toronto, his youngest son, Prince Harry, has reached his own musical milestone, a No. 1 album on the U.K. albums chart.
In its debut week, “Sing,” the album celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Harry’s grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, to which Harry contributed, reached No. 1 in the U..K with sales of more than 40,000, the UK’s Telegraph reported.
Although the album’s title track, co-written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow, features musicians from across England, royal watchers with a sharp ear will notice the rhythm of Prince Harry on the tambourine.
The 27-year-old prince, the third in line to the throne and a music fan, was reportedly happy to play along but drew the line at singing on the single.
The album was recorded at Abbey Road Studios by Barlow and the Commonwealth Band and was presented to the queen to commemorate her 60 years on the throne, according to the Telegraph.
While Harry would not lend his voice, he has agreed to take the stage at tonight’s star-studded Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace alongside stars such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Kylie Minogue and Robbie Williams.
Watch the Diamond Jubilee celebration with Katie Couric tonight at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
The fun-loving prince will reprise his tambourine-playing skills as a surprise member of Barlow’s Commonwealth Band during the show, the UK’s Mirror reports.
Nearly 10,000 people in London and millions more on TV are expected to watch tonight’s concert, a blowout event in the year-long celebration the Palace has held to celebrate the queen’s 60 years on the throne.