PRINCE Harry charmed queen of pop Lady Gaga at a charity gig at the Royal Albert Hall last night.
The prince and singer both stepped out in support of children’s charity WellChild which was hosting a fundraising Gala Concert at the west London concert hall.
Harry was introduced to Lady Gaga, who was looking stunning in a floor-length silver sequined dress by Brandon Maxwell with matching diamantÃ© eyebrows, in the foyer of the concert hall and also met US crooner Tony Bennett who has collaborated with her on a new album.
Gaga told Harry: “We think you are fantastic” as the royal thanked them for supporting the charity.
Discussing how they collaborated on their new jazz album Cheek To Cheek, Bennett, 88, said: “I heard her personally and said we have to get together.”
Harry told him: “I can’t believe you have the energy, I don’t know how you do it.”
Gaga, 29, replied: “He runs circles around me. Wait until we get on stage.”
Then Bennett said to Harry about his late mother Princess Diana: “Your mum was a good friend of mine.
“I did many benefits with her.”
Harry replied: “That’s fantastic.”
When Harry pointed out that it was a shame more WellChild children couldn’t be there because of the late start time Gaga offered to come and meet them another day.
Harry then met two teens who have benefited from WellChild’s support as well as staff, nurses and donors to the charity at a reception before the event.
Flynne Ewart-Biggs, 15, from North London, who has been having treatment for a brain tumour for 18-months, spent the evening in the royal box next to Harry.
She was there with her WellChild nurse Diane Miles. Flynne said: “Harry was a nice guy and it was fairly easy to talk to him.
“He asked me if I like Lady Gaga. He didn’t say he was a fan but I’m sure he is. I don’t know if I’ll get up and dance in the royal box.
“WellChild make it a whole lot easier to have the treatment.
“They’ll do my bloods and check-ups.
“I just pop round and Diane (WellChild nurse) is like a friend.”
Mum Katherine Bonner said: “Diane does things so we don’t have to schlep to hospital for everything.
“Harry seems to have a really good understanding of the charity.”
Abba Gardner, 17, from Clacton-on-sea, has rare genetic condition Wolfram syndrome which causes diabetes, vision problems and hearing problems.
She said: “It’s nice to be able to meet him to say thank you for everything because he’s patron of WellChild.”
WellChild chairman John Evans said about Harry: “He’s incredibly impressive with the children.
“He gets down on his knees to get down to their level.”
Sponsor Glaxosmithkline Head or Research and Development Patrick Valance said: “He said he wished more children supported by WellChild could be here.
“He speculated on whether the audience wants – whether it’s Lady Gaga or Tony Bennett fans.”
Harry, 30, has been patron of WellChild since 2007 and has got to know many of the children the charity has supported over the years.
WellChild chief executive Colin Dyer said: “This is such a big night for the charity.”
Arriving at 7.20pm looking casual in a navy suit and white shirt, Harry was greeted by Lord Lieutenant of London Ken Olisa, President of the Royal Albert Hall Peta Travis and WellChild chief executive Colin Dyer before making his way into the event. – Mirror