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Prince Harry shares video showing him singing alongside Bon Jovi ahead of Invictus Games

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Friday 28 February 2020 13:07
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The Duke of Sussex has shared a video that depicts him in a music booth with Jon Bon Jovi ahead of the Invictus Games.

On Friday 28 February, Prince Harry joined the American rock star at the world famous Abbey Road Studios, where the musician is recording a charity single for the Invictus Games Foundation.

In a video shared on the duke’s official Sussex Royal Instagram, he revealed that he joined Bon Jovi in the recording session to lend his vocal talents to the track.

The clip shows the singer holding a guitar, seemingly offering instructions to Prince Harry as the pair stand alongside one another wearing headphones.

Prince Harry then takes a deep breath, loosens up his limbs and rubs his hands together as Bon Jovi counts them both in.

The video ends with Bon Jovi and the duke both leaning in towards the microphone, cutting just before their duet can be heard.

The caption for the Instagram video reads: “I said I’ll give it a shot… Stay tuned for more to come later.”

Earlier this month, Prince Harry shared a mock “text conversation” between him and Bon Jovi in the lead-up to the launch of this year’s Invictus Games, which are due to take place in The Hague, The Netherlands in May.

The clip depicts an imagined conversation between them, in which Prince Harry says: “I’m good! Just livin’ on a prayer,” in reference to the chart-topping Bon Jovi single “Livin’ on a Prayer”, which was released in late 1986.

Following the release of the duke’s latest sneak peek of Invictus preparations, several people expressed their excitement over his collaboration with Bon Jovi.

“Go on Harry! Jon is my fav,” one person commented on Instagram.

“This is amazing!!!” another remarked.

Earlier this week, the Duke of Sussex asked to be referred to as “Harry” while speaking at a sustainable tourism conference in Edinburgh.

Before his appearance on stage, host Ayesha Hazarika, a former Labour adviser and broadcaster, told the crowd: “He’s made it clear that we are all just to call him Harry, so ladies and gentlemen, let’s give a big warm Scottish welcome... to Harry.”

Last week, it was announced that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will formally stand down as senior royals on 31 March.

Prince Harry and Meghan revealed on their website how they plan on transitioning away from royal life, stating that the royal family “respect and understand” their wish for more independence.

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