• Prince Harry and Rihanna in Barbados on World Aids Day 2016. (Chris Jackson/PA Wire)Source: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
The Bajan singer was convinced to take the test the night before when Prince Harry spoke to her at a concert celebrating Barbados' independence.
By
Bianca Soldani

2 Dec 2016 - 11:12 AM  UPDATED 2 Dec 2016 - 11:18 AM

Rihanna and Prince Harry have marked World AIDS Day together by getting tested in the singer’s native Barbados.

The unlikely duo sat down to get their fingers pricked at an HIV drop-in clinic in the country’s capital Bridgetown, where the Prince was filled in on some local myths about royal families.

"One of the myths is that royalty don't have sex," local HIV counsellor and social worker Fabian Sargeant explained to laughter.

"Another myth is that royalty does not engage in oral sex.”

The Prince had noted earlier that, “We are all sexual beings…It is also normalising testing - it is the responsible, cool thing to do to know your status.”

The pair’s test results both came back negative 20 minutes later.

Prince Harry, who took another public HIV test in July, had convinced Rihanna to join him the night before when they met at a concert celebrating Barbados’ 50th independence anniversary.

The royal was there to read a message from his grandmother, the Queen, which noted that the country has “continued to flourish and grow into a strong and confident nation” since its split from the UK in 1966.

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