Before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle really close their curtain for spectators to see, he is set to do a music collaboration with singer-songwriter Bon Jovi — something he didn’t get to do as a working royal.
Last month, Prince Harry officially announced he is quitting royal life as a senior member of the British royal family and become a private entity.
Now, it looks like he’s happy carving a new life for himself away from royal life.
Early this week, Bon Jovi appeared on the “The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky” and revealed the upcoming project with Prince Harry.
The famous songwriter revealed that he’s re-recording his 2019 single “Unbroken” for the Invictus Games for 2020, but this time, it’s going to be with Prince Harry.
Last August, Bon Jovi sent a letter to the young royal with the song and lyrics of “Unbroken” before it officially came out in the U.S.
He told Prince Harry it would be a great gift from him to the Invictus Games and Prince Harry thought that it was such a brilliant idea.
“Prince Harry said yes and stuck now to it, so we’re doing it,” and added, “I’m gonna hand him a tambourine and see what he’s got going,” Jovi said.
On Friday, Prince Harry will travel with Bon Jovi to Abbey Road Studios to record the tune of the song together with the backing of the Invictus Games Choir.
According to Bon Jovi, “We’ll raise it as a single here in time for their games and hopefully raise them some money.”
Their re-recording comes in preparation for this year’s Invictus Games, a charity sporting event for wounded servicemen and women held every year, which is an event that is close to Prince Harry’s heart.
Bon Jovi and Prince Harry are passionate about helping injured veterans.
In 2014, Prince Harry established the Invictus Games Foundation to help the sick and injured former service people, while Bon Jovi wrote the song “Unbroken” in 2019 for an American documentary about veterans with PTSD and the service animals now helping them.
Meanwhile, the singer admitted he was not sure how to address Prince Harry at first since the young royal asked people not to call him Prince.
Lucky for Jovi, he’ was able to find a nickname that suits him best.
“I’ve been asking, ‘What do I do? How do I address him?’ And then I realized I’m going to call him “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.”