Prince William helps name Jessie Ware’s puppy

The London singer met the British royal at a festival event in Shanghai

Jessie Ware met Prince William earlier today (March 2) at a festival event in Shanghai, China.

Ware had been performing at the three-day Great Festival of Creativity, hosted in the city to help promote British business and talent.

Prince William was opening said event, where he remarked: “It is not just the creative strength on display here that makes this Great Festival worthy of its name. It is also the openness and warmth of our Chinese hosts that we will be celebrating over the next few days”.

Taking to Instagram, the Brixton singer posted a photograph of her meeting with the Prince, later revealing that he “just named my puppy for me”.

Stealthy moves by Tom Dixon snapping me after I'd had a chat with Wills,,,

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Meanwhile, Jessie Ware recently concluded her UK tour with second sell-out London gig.

Performing for over an hour, Ware’s set was split between her two albums with ‘Running’ and ‘110%’ from 2012 debut ‘Devotion’ proving popular early on. Other songs from that same record aired on the night included ‘Taking In Water’ (dedicated to brother Alex, whom she informed fans qualifies as a doctor later this year) and ‘No To Love’.

However, the biggest cheers of the night were saved for tracks from last year’s ‘Tough Love’ album, including the slow-burning title track and new single ‘You & I (Forever)’. Having thanked fans for making her dreams come true, as well as making jokes about having a “wonky face” on her unofficial merchandise and a Grindr user stealing her name as his screename, Ware ended the performance with renditions of ‘Wildest Moments’ and ‘Say You Love Me’.