Prince Harry has made headlines with a light-hearted appearance in a video monologue for the Stand Up for Heroes event in New York. The Duke of Sussex took to the virtual stage with a comedic performance that coincided with his father King Charles’s preparation for his inaugural State Opening of Parliament.
At 39, Harry delivered a string of jokes in the video, dressed with military medals and a poppy at his Montecito residence. Among his decorations were an Afghanistan campaign medal earned during his military service and three medals bestowed by his grandmother, the late Queen Elizabeth II: the Queen’s Golden Jubilee medal from 2002, the Diamond Jubilee medal from 2012, and the Platinum Jubilee Medal from 2022 told Metro.
Filming from his garden, the Duke of Sussex made light of himself and his distinctive ginger hair, humorously claiming that people like him are a “dying breed.” He also took a jab at his high-profile life, remarking on the comparative lack of scrutiny since moving to California with his family.
Opening his segment, Harry showed his comedic side: “Hello New York. Obviously, I was deeply honored when Bob asked me to debut my stand-up act with you all tonight.”
The Stand Up for Heroes event, a fixture in supporting armed forces members, featured host Jimmy Carr and performances from celebrities including Tracy Morgan and Tom Hanks.
Prince Harry’s script was peppered with punchlines, as he humorously addressed the rarity of redheads and the freedom from constant observation he enjoys. He quipped about the reliability of his entourage’s feedback on his performance, citing the approval of his finance manager, lawyer, and even his reiki healer.
Beyond the humor, Harry touched on a more serious note, underscoring the significance of service and its lasting effects on individuals.