Jon Bon Jovi and Prince Harry were seen in the recording booth in a clip posted by the official Sussex Royal Instagram account.
Prince Harry, who recently attended a travel conference in Edinburgh as part of his royal engagements joined hands with It's My Life singer and rock legend Jon Bon Jovi for a recording. According to Time, the 35-year-old Prince met the rock star at the iconic Abbey Road Studios - where the Beatles recorded many hit albums - in London on 28 February 2020 for the recording of a charity single. The song was recorded for a foundation that aids Invictus Games, a sports initiative created by Harry for the wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and veterans.
"The Duke of Sussex joins Jon Bon Jovi and the Invictus Games Choir for a special live session in aid of the Invictus Games Foundation...The Invictus Games Choir, made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel from all services and different ranks of the UK Armed Forces, have come together to use the power of music to aid their recovery," stated the Sussex Royal Instagram account. Bon Jovi's 2019 single Unbroken that spoke about the post-traumatic stress disorder among the American veterans was the song that was re-recorded. According to Oprah Magazine, the new version of the song in support of the sports event will be released in March.
Meanwhile, Prince Harry gave a shot at singing during the recording. A clip posted in the Sussex Royal Instagram account showed the Prince standing along with Bon Jovi in front of the mic. The rock star is seen advising Harry after noticing his nervousness. "Pretend you're singing in your bedroom," said the 57-year-old singer, according to the post. The video was captioned, "I said I’ll give it a shot...[Sound On 🔊] Stay tuned for more to come later... #WeAreInvictus." According to Time, the Prince told an engineer, "We’ve been gargling next door, so we’re ready to go.”
However, it didn't seem like Harry was keen to start a singing career. Another Instagram post on his official page stated, "...The Duke was unable to sing, leaving the vocals to the professionals." Harry's hesitation in taking the role of a singer was also clear in a Sussex Royal Instagram post that mimicked a conversation between him and the artist.
Though Harry didn't actually sing, Bon Jovi, nicknamed him "the artist formerly known as Prince." Posting the snaps from their meeting at the iconic recording studio, the artist wrote on Instagram, "An Inspiring and incredible few days at Abbey Road with the Invictus Games Choir....and the artist formerly known as Prince. Thank you." However, Bon Jovi's interest in contributing to veterans is not something new. Previously, the artist had donated half a million dollars to provide housing for homeless veterans, according to the website of JBJ Soul Foundation, Bon Jovi's charitable organization.
The recording session was one of the last royal engagements for Harry before he officially steps down as a senior member of the royal family on 31 March 2020. Harry's recent event at Edinburgh showed his transition into a commoner. The humble Prince asked people to address him by his first name, according to BBC News.