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Prince Harry and Rihanna took live HIV tests together this morning in Barbados. The British royal and the Diamond singer – who have met in the star’s home nation this week – took them as part of the World AIDS Day at the Man Aware event in Bridgetown.

They are finger prick tests which produce results in 20 minutes, and it comes after Harry took the same test live on Facebook and in front of the cameras in London in July, and was negative.

Harry spoke of the importance of HIV testing and warned that the world is becoming “complacent” about the once fatal disease. The Prince expressed his concerns to a doctor specialising in infectious diseases during a visit to a hospital in Barbados.

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Harry had asked the counsellor who performed the test when she was giving him counselling before the procedure. He then winced as she stuck the pin prick in.

When Rihanna had the same thing done to her seconds later, she laughed. She said: “You made it seem like it hurts. It’s not as painful as you said this morning.”

Harry, 32, persuaded the 28-year-old Barbadian superstar to take the test in public with her today when the pair chatted together back stage for 15 minutes after the Prince delivered a speech at the 50th anniversary celebrations of Barbados’ independence at the Kensington Oval cricket ground in Bridgetown last night.

“She was very happy to do it. She has had people in her life that she has known who have died from AIDS. She said this is important and she wanted to do this.

“She has tens of millions of followers on social media alone. Her people are confident that she can reach a billion people through social media.”

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Rihanna ran through her pop and R&B hits at the fifth annual Global Citizen Festival on Saturday (Sep 24th). She closed the show with a number of her smash hits, from “We Found Love” to “Umbrella” to the recent “Needed Me.” Most of the performers thanked the feverish audience for doing acts of kindness to earn the tickets.

As fans waited for Rihanna to perform, Chris Martin — who had just performed — came back onstage to stall. He sang Prince’s “Raspberry Beret” while strumming the guitar, and freestyled new lyrics about why Rihanna was late, which earned laughs and applause from the crowd. He joked that the singer was doing her makeup and said he would perform the Prince song again.

A day before the festival, on Friday, Rihanna was appointed Ambassador of Global Citizen, which teamed up with her Clara Lionel Foundation for a multi-year partnership to advocate for kids. Julia Gillard, the chairwoman of the organisation, took to the mic to cement the partnership, telling the world that “education is the best investment we can make for a prosperous, peaceful, equitable and future-ready world”, and that she was “thrilled” be working with Rihanna.

“We got global citizens in the house tonight — I myself, I’m from Barbados so I came a long way,” Rihanna said between the songs. “There are people all over the globe that need help.”

Watch two videos of Rihanna’s performance after the jump, as well as Chris Martin’s freestyle and Rihanna using a cute Snapchat filter.

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Rihanna will be headlining this year’s #GCFestival on 9/24, along with Kendrick Lamar, Selena Gomez, Major Lazer and Metallica.

The festival is back for its fifth year, where Global Citizens have a chance to win tickets by taking action to help solve the world’s biggest challenges. You can choose from a range of actions that earn you points. Once you earn enough points, you can enter the draw for festival tickets.

Visit GlobalCitizen.org to earn your tickets!

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The Clara Lionel Foundation works to improve the quality of life for families and students in need. Learn more about the foundation: claralionelfoundation.org

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Rihanna took the stage at the 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year gala last night (Feb 13th), honoring Lionel Richie. Celebrities covered different Lionel Richie songs, while Rihanna performed her own version of Lionel’s “Say You Say Me”.

MusiCares is the charitable arm of the National Recording Academy of Arts & Sciences, which awards the Grammys. The Person of the Year award is given to a musician in recognition of their artistic achievements, as well as their philanthropic efforts.

Lionel Richie broke the fundraising record last night, with over 7 million dollars raised.

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On Thursday (Dec 10th) Rihanna held the 2nd Annual Diamond Ball in Los Angeles, benefiting the Clara Lionel Foundation. Kevin Hart was this year’s host, and Lionel Richie took the stage for a performance.

Last year Rihanna launched the first annual Diamond Ball, a black tie fundraiser to benefit Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF), which was founded in 2012 in honor of Rihanna’s grandparents, Clara and Lionel Braithwaite. CLF is dedicated to improving the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts, and culture.

Rihanna helped raise over $3 million at last night’s event. Her manager Jay Brown won the auction for a replica of her Dior dress at $45,000.

“The energy, the crowd, the vibe,” Rihanna told People about the event. “I love everything about it!”

“It’s overwhelming to see so many of the people that I care about come together to support a cause that is near and dear to my heart,” she added.

See the beautiful photos of Rihanna at the ball in our gallery!

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On Wednesday, the 27-year-old singer revealed the date and details for the charity event’s second go-around in support of the Clara Lionel Foundation, which she founded in 2012 in honor of her grandparents, Clara and Lionel Brathwaite.

Kevin Hart will host and Lionel Richie will perform at the star-studded event taking place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California, on Dec. 10.

“I’m so proud of the work the Clara Lionel Foundation has done in its first year and can’t wait to celebrate with the iconic Lionel Richie and incredibly talented Kevin Hart at this year’s Diamond Ball,” the Barbados native said in a statement.

CLF, which aims to improve the quality of life for communities globally in the areas of health, education, arts and culture, is a foundation Rihanna says is near and dear to her heart. The “Diamonds” singer founded CLF after witnessing the shortcomings of the Barbados healthcare system first-hand.

“I am beyond proud of the work the Clara Lionel Foundation has done. Over the past year, we have helped transform the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados into the most modern cancer treatment facility in the Caribbean,” she told ET. “With the funds raised from the inaugural 2014 Diamond Ball, we were able to purchase two state-of-the-art pieces of equipment for the hospital’s Clara Braithwaite Center for Oncology and Nuclear Medicine.”

Two million dollars was raised at last year’s event.

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