When Prince Harry met Rihanna

Rihanna and Prince Harry attend a concert on November 30 in  Bridgetown, Barbados.

Story highlights

  • The young royal is on a Caribbean tour
  • He met up with pop star Rihanna twice

(CNN)It wasn't exactly a fairy tale when the prince met the pop princess.

Prince Harry is on a royal tour in the Caribbean and found himself in Barbados for festivities celebrating the 50th anniversary of the island nation's independence from Britain.
    The country's most famous native star, Rihanna, was also in attendance, and the two met up twice Wednesday.
    The first time was at a celebratory afternoon event in Bridgetown, where the polite prince reportedly said, "Hello, it's very nice to meet you," upon being introduced to the singer.
    The photogenic pair later sat next to each other at the Golden Anniversary Spectacular Mega Concert held at Kensington Oval cricket ground, where photos showed Harry, 32, flashing an appreciative smile at Rihanna, 28.
    Naturally, the Internet took notice.
    But their momentous meeting is unlikely to spark romantic fireworks. For the record, His Royal Highness Prince Henry of Wales already has a girlfriend: American actress Meghan Markle.