Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have spent much of their royal tour of Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, and Tonga so far attending meetings and other official events. But they've also gotten plenty of face time with well-wishers, who line the streets outside each scheduled event in hopes of shaking Harry's and Meghan's hands and giving them a little present or bouquet of flowers. On Thursday, for example, Meghan received a handmade pasta necklace from a little boy, while Harry was treated to a serenade of "Stand by Me," his and Meghan's wedding song, which he seemed to thoroughly enjoy.
As seen in a video posted by The Daily Mail, Harry was rapidly making his way down a line of people in Melbourne when he suddenly heard a group of people toward the back of the crowd singing Ben E. King's 1961 classic. "Who's singing?" he asked. Then, upon spotting the singers, he pointed at them and quipped, "Much better than the original!"
The performance was reportedly organized by Australian morning radio show Fifi, Fev & Byron. Per The Daily Mail, just before the Duke of Sussex passed by, the group ripped off their jackets to reveal T-shirts printed with the name of the show and a picture of Meghan and Harry smiling at each other, framed by a red heart. And though the entire stunt seemed to go down without a hitch, the show's hosts confessed afterward that they were surprised at how smoothly it went: "We don't know how Fev managed to pull off greeting Meghan and Harry with a choir singing their wedding song!
THIS WAS AMAZING!!" they tweeted.
The song was the perfect choice for a serenade, since it was also performed by the Kingdom Choir at Meghan and Harry's wedding earlier this year. As previously reported, the British group, accompanied by 19-year-old cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, performed the sweet tune just before the lovebirds exchanged their vows during their May nuptials. We'll just leave this here: