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26 February 2021

The Prince of rap: Harry joins James Corden for a double-decker bus tour of LA and gives rendition of The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air

26 February 2021

The Duke of Sussex rapped the theme song from The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air as he joined James Corden on The Late Late Show.

In a segment filmed before he and wife Meghan confirmed they will not be returning as working members of the royal family, Harry joined the TV host for a double-decker bus tour of Los Angeles.

After Corden told him to pay the fare before jumping on the bus, Harry quipped “you know us royals, we don’t carry cash”.

Corden served him afternoon tea while pointing out celebrity homes, including what he claimed were those of Friends star David Schwimmer and Die Hard actor Bruce Willis.

During a visit to the house that featured on 1990s sitcom The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Harry rapped the famous theme song, which was originally performed by Will Smith.

Corden tried to convince him to buy the sprawling mansion before Harry went inside to use the bathroom.

They then video called Meghan, who in response to Corden’s suggestion they buy the house, quipped “I think we’ve done enough moving”.

She then asked “Haz” how his tour of Los Angeles was doing. He called Corden “the worst tour guide in LA”.

Harry also opened up on his family life.

He said dating for him or any of the royal family is “flipped upside down”, telling Corden early dates are at home and only when they are a couple do they venture out in public.

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“We got to spend an enormous amount of time just the two of us,” he told Corden of his early relationship with Meghan. “There were no distractions, and that was great, it was an amazing thing. We went from zero to 60 in the first two months.”

Asked what a “regular night in” for the couple was like, Harry said they may made son Archie’s tea, gave him a bath and read him a book before he and Meghan got to spend time together.

He said they may watch game show Jeopardy! or Netflix. Asked what he thought of The Crown, Harry replied: “They don’t pretend to be news, it’s fictional but it’s loosely based on the truth. Of course it’s not strictly accurate, but loosely, it gives you a rough idea about what that lifestyle, what the pressures of putting duty and service above family and everything else, what can come from that.

“I am way more comfortable with The Crown than I am seeing the stories written about my family, or my wife or myself.”

He said The Crown is “obviously fiction” whereas he has a “real issue” with some of the stories written about him.

Harry joked he would want red-headed Homeland star Damian Lewis to play him.

Harry and Meghan will appear in a US primetime TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is set to be broadcast on March 7.

The couple are expected to discuss their life in America.

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