Friday's Scene in London: The Rocker and the Royal

Prince* Harry, Jon Bon Jovi meet up at Abbey Road Studios in support of Harry's Invictus Games
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 28, 2020 1:15 PM CST
Friday's Scene in London: The Rocker and the Royal
Britain's Prince Harry speaks with Jon Bon Jovi during their visit to Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday.   (Hannah McKay/Pool Photo via AP)

(Newser) – As Prince Harry—or just "Harry," as he now prefers to be called—is undergoing his "transition" from senior royal to a "privately funded [member] of the Royal Family," he's squeezing in some final duties. What made it onto his itinerary Friday: a jam with Jon Bon Jovi. ABC News reports Harry and the Bon Jovi frontman met up in London at Abbey Road Studios, where Bon Jovi was re-recording his song "Unbroken" with the Invictus Games Choir in support of the charity that Harry founded in 2014. The Invictus Games is a competition not unlike the Paralympics in which wounded service members compete.

The new version of "Unbroken"—which Buckingham Palace says was created "to shine a spotlight on veterans living with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and honor their service"—will be released in March. During the Harry-Bon Jovi get-together, they also re-created the famous Beatles' Abbey Road cover with members of the choir; ABC has a pic. In honor of the day, the Queen's Guard at Buckingham Palace got into the action, too, per Town & Country: During the traditional changing of the guard ceremony, the band "played a special medley of @bonjovi music," including a rousing version of "Livin' on a Prayer," which the palace posted on Instagram. (Read more Prince Harry stories.)

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