Prince Harry, along with Meghan Markle, caused a stir on social media while attending Beyoncé’s Renaissance tour in Inglewood, California. Although the royal couple seemed to be enjoying the show, fans couldn’t help but notice the sheer boredom on Prince Harry’s face.
A viral photo from the concert showed Meghan Markle dancing briskly with her mother, Doria Ragland, while Prince Harry, 38, appeared to be at a loss. in his thoughts, hands in pockets and occasionally checking his phone.
The three members of the royal family wore silver, following the dress code set by Queen Beyoncé herself. They watched the show from a private box at SoFi Stadium, creating an atmosphere of great anticipation among attendees and fans.
Social media exploded with mixed opinions about Prince Harry’s behavior during the concert. Some Twitter users have criticized him, with one even going so far as to state that he seemed to be “hostage” throughout the show. Another comment noted that he looked “visibly bored” at the event.
However, not everyone shared this view. One Twitter user suggested that Harry acted like “any other boyfriend/husband who was forced to go to a Beyoncé concert”. Some fans have come to the prince’s defense, stating that too much attention is paid to his facial expressions instead of simply enjoying what is happening.
One particular comment highlighted Harry’s attentiveness and care when he accompanied his mother: Doria Ragland on her 67th birthday, which coincided with the anniversary of Princess Diana’s death 26 years ago. The gesture has been called “wonderful” and “cute” as celebrating these anniversaries can be emotionally challenging.
The connection between Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Beyoncé is not new. His relationship with the pop superstar began with their first meeting in 2019 at the London premiere of The Lion King. Beyoncé praised Markle’s “bravery” after her candid interview with Oprah Winfrey in 2021., in which he accused the royal family of racial bias. On her website, Beyoncé expressed her support for Meghan and her admiration for her courage and leadership.
In a Netflix documentary released in December 2022, Harry and Meghan revealed that they corresponded with Beyoncé and her husband Jay-Z. In a touching scene, Meghan revealed that Beyoncé believes she is “chosen to break generational curses” and appreciates her courage and vulnerability.