Prince Harry says he's 'livin' on a prayer' in mock text-exchange with Bon Jovi

The Duke of Sussex posted the Invictus Games launch message on the Sussex Royal Instagram

Sophie Gallagher
Thursday 20 February 2020 17:32 GMT
The Sussexes will split from the royal family on 31 March
The Sussexes will split from the royal family on 31 March (POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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Prince Harry has shared a “text conversation” with Jon Bon Jovi as the pair launch the 2020 Invictus Games together.

A post on the official Sussex Royal Instagram on Thursday showed a fake text conversation between the Duke and the singer who are working together on the event in May.

A video post shows an imagined conversation in which Harry says: “I’m good! Just livin’ on a prayer…”

Bon Jovi then responds saying: “I’m in London on the 28 February and have an idea” and uses the #Invictus hashtag.

It was reported on Wednesday that, before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex officially withdraw from public duties on 31 March, Harry will attend an Invictus Games event with Jon Bon Jovi on 28 February.

The couple, who will no longer have an office at Buckingham Palace from 1 April, will also attend various events in March, including the Endeavour Fund Awards on 5 March and the Mountbatten Festival of Music on 7 March.

Additionally, Meghan and Harry will attend the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day on 9 March alongside the rest of the royal family.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will be in the United Kingdom regularly,” a spokesperson for the couple said.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will announce details of their new non-profit organisation later in the year, according to the spokeperson, with the couple set to keep the themes of their public work - the Commonwealth, community, youth empowerment and mental health, collectively.

Despite leaving the royal family, the spokesperson said that Harry's priorities remain supporting the welfare of servicemen and women, conservation, sport for social development, HIV and Travalyst, "which works to mobilise the tourism and travel industry for social good".

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