Prince Harry and soon-to-be wife Meghan Markle share a chuckle at Liam Payne's performance during the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on Monday.
An Inside Joke
The prince, 33, was spotted pulling a funny face and raising his eyebrows to Meghan Markle as Payne wrapped up his rendition of "Waiting on the World to Change" by John Mayer for the Commonwealth Day celebrations.
Prince Harry's reception to the former One Direction superstar pulled a giggle from bride-to-be Markle, who bowed her head with a smile at her fiancé's antics.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle react to Liam Payne's performance at Commonwealth service pic.twitter.com/ql8PiklVsv — The Independent (@Independent) March 12, 2018
Whether the exchange means they are fans of Payne or they weren't feeling his performance, the lighthearted moment between Prince Harry and Markle was enjoyed by social media when the clip made its rounds on Twitter.
After the service in Westminster Abbey, the couple met and spent some time with 100 schoolchildren in Dean's Yard.
The Commonwealth Day service, known as the largest annual inter-faith gathering in the United Kingdom, is a major milestone for Markle as part of the royal family. It is her first ever official public appearance alongside Queen Elizabeth.
Along with the Queen, Prince Harry and Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were also present for the celebrations.
Payne On Commonwealth Day
For Payne, the opportunity to perform in front of the Queen and the rest of the royal family was an incredible honor. It wasn't the first time he had the opportunity to be around them though as he was present at a Queen's Young Leaders event last year that brought together young awardees from the different Commonwealth nations.
"It was really amazing to sit and listen to each of these individual stories of the amazing things these people have overcome and done for other people," the former boyband member shares in a clip on the official Twitter account of the royal family.
"It's really great," he adds. "To see from so many different nations and it was all so diverse, it was fantastic. Honestly, I felt really proud of everybody, it was an honor to be here for me."
Aside from creating a family with partner, Cheryl, and son Bear, Payne has been carving out a career after his One Direction fame.
Next up, the singer will be performing at the BBC Music's Biggest Weekend festival on May. The star-studded line-up also includes the likes of Ed Sheeran, Taylor Swift, Sam Smith, 30 Seconds to Mars, Camilla Cabello, and more.