A picture of Prince Harry and rock artist Jon Bon Jovi posing on the Abbey Road Studio crosswalk in a bit to recreate the Beatles’ iconic shot has gone viral online, leaving fans in a frenzy. They posed along with two members of the Invictus Game Choir, Susan and Andy.
Harry and Bon Jovi have come together with the Invictus Games Choir to record a reprised version of the song ‘Unbroken’ for the latest edition of the games. The duo was also seen jamming together at the studio.
‘Abbey Road’ is the eleventh studio album by the legendary rock band, released on 26 September 1969 by Apple Records. Named after the location of EMI Studios in London, the cover features the group walking across the street’s zebra crossing, a picture that became one of the most famous and imitated in pop culture.
In a video shared on Instagram, Harry is jokingly heard saying, “We’ve been gargling next door, so we’re ready to go.” It has garnered over 2.7 million views even though no one heard the royal family member singing a single line.
In another video from behind the scenes, the two are seen interacting with members of the Choir. “Although The Duke was unable to sing, leaving the vocals to the professionals, the special single that was recorded in Studio 2 where The Beatles recorded 11 out of their 13 albums, and will be released in March in support of the @WeAreInvictusGames” the post stated.
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Testing, testing🎙… • Recorded inside Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles and other music legends, 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 song being played, called ‘Unbroken’, was created by Jon Bon Jovi to shine a spotlight on those veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), to honour their service and acknowledge the strength of the Armed Forces community. The Duke and JBJ are both strong supporters of the military community, with The Duke founding the Invictus Games in 2014. 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. Although The Duke was unable to sing, leaving the vocals to the professionals, the special single that was recorded in Studio 2 where The Beatles recorded 11 out of their 13 albums, and will be released in March in support of the @WeAreInvictusGames. Video © SussexRoyal
Ahead of their meeting, the Sussex Royal Instagram account teased fans with a small spoof video to let everyone know something big was going to happen.
According to The Guardian, it was “one of (Harry’s) final engagements before stepping back as a working royal”. The Prince attended the re-recording of Bon Jovi’s song performed with the Invictus Games Choir to raise money for the international multi-sport event for injured or ailing military personnel.
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