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Prince Harry and Bon Jovi team up for Invictus Games

On Friday, Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi joined forces to perform for a new charity single.

Spending the day at Abbey Road Studios, made famous by The Beatles, a teaser video shared by the Sussex Royal Instagram shows Harry at the mic with Bon Jovi as they re-recorded Bon Jovi’s 2019 single, Unbroken for the Prince’s Invictus Games Foundation. However, the video did cut out before anyone could hear the Prince sing.

The song was written by Bon Jovi as a chance to shine a spotlight on veterans who live with post-traumatic stress disorder and to honour their service.

Bon Jovi was praised by Harry, saying: “He was great. He knew the song and then he heard it a couple of times and we got to catch up.”

However, it wasn’t just the two that got to sing. The Invictus Games Choir gave their part to the re-recording. The choir includes military veterans.

The foundation oversees the development of the Invictus Games, the international multi-sport event for injured or sick military personnel; it is personally founded by Harry.

This isn’t the first time Bon Jovi has sung with royalty. He once sang on stage with Prince William and Taylor Swift, singing Bon Jovi’s infamous “Livin’ on a Prayer.” When asked which brother sang better, Bon Jovi said:

“They both have a set of pipes, they really do.”

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Of course, it wouldn’t be a visit to Abbey Road without trying to impersonate The Beatles’ famous 1969 album cover.

After the recording, Prince Harry, Bon Jovi, and members of the Invictus Games Choir went out to the famous crosswalk to pose for a photo.

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First to cross was wheelchair user and former serviceman, Andy Mudd, then, Jon Bon Jovi, Susan Warner, an Invictus Games participant and of course, Prince Harry.

If you weren’t at Abbey Road, tourists could also find some Bon Jovi spirit near Buckingham Palace. To those watching the Changing of the Guard, visitors were treated to a series of Bon Jovi’s hits including “Livin’ on a Prayer,’ and ‘It’s My Life.’

The charity recording is set to be released in March.

This visit marks one of the first for Harry since he returned to the UK from Canada. However, it is also the first in a series of royal engagements which are likely to be the Prince’s last before he steps down from royal duties on 31 March.

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My name is Sydney Zatz and I am a University of Iowa graduate. I graduated with a degree in journalism and sports studies, and a minor in sport and recreation management. A highlight of my college career was getting the chance to study abroad in London and experiencing royal history firsthand. I have a passion for royals, royal history, and journalism, which led me to want to write for Royal Central.