Prince Harry has some dad jokes in Sussex Royal’s latest social media post. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s personal account shared a video of a pretend text conversation between Harry and American singer Jon Bon Jovi. In the exchange, the Bon Jovi frontman asks Harry, “How’s it going,” to which the British royal replies, “Hey! I’m good! Just livin’ on a prayer…” referencing Bon Jovi’s 1986 hit Livin’ on a Prayer.
The singer proceeded to tell the Duke that he will be in London on February 28 and has “an idea…#Invictus.” Jon Bon Jovi told Meghan Markle’s husband that he’s heading to the UK sans his band, but said, “Don’t worry – I’ve got some back up that I think will work,” prompting Harry to respond, “Ha! Don’t expect me to sing..BUT I’ll give it a shot!” Alongside the video, Sussex Royal penned, “Coming soon... #WeAreInvictus,” adding, “Disclaimer - this is not a real text conversation.”
Jon Bon Jovi will be recording a special song titled Unbroken with the Invictus Games Choir in aid of the Invictus Games Foundation. The song, which was created by Jon Bon Jovi to shine a spotlight on veterans living with PTSD and to honor their service, will be recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, which was made famous by The Beatles. Prince Harry, who will be returning to the UK from Canada to carry out his final engagements, will visit the studio to meet with Jon Bon Jovi on February 28.
Harry and Meghan’s royal duties will end on March 31. Under the terms of their agreement with the Queen, the Sussexes, who will no longer be working members of the royal family, won’t receive public funding, nor formally represent Her Majesty. While Harry will retain the ranks of Major, Lieutenant Commander and Squadron Leader, he will not use the honorary titles. Despite stepping back from royal duties, Harry’s work with the Invictus Games will continue. The 2020 Invictus Games are set to take place in The Hague in May.