Jon Bon Jovi explains how he and Prince Harry decided to work together

By Zach Harper

We hope Prince Harry has been practicing his tambourine and beat-keeping skills! The Duke of Sussex is heading to London's Abbey Road Studios with Jon Bon Jovi on Feb. 28 to record a single to benefit the Invictus Games Foundation.

On Feb. 26, Jon told The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky the duo will be re-recording "Unbroken," a 2019 single Jon wrote for To Be of Service, a documentary about veterans living with PTSD. Of course, supporting veterans and service members is one of Harry's key causes, which he does with Invictus and its Games.

"My idea at the time was, 'I'd like to give you the single. I would love to give something back the people you care [about]... but I want them to be singers,'" he told Chris about how he approached Harry and suggested they work together. "It's the 'We are the World' for this song. I've got 12 veterans. They'll sing the chorus to the existing track, which I did, and then it'll be on the new record.

"We'll release it as a single here in time for [the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague] and hopefully raise them some money."

Jon also joked about how he's going to get Harry to show off his musical skills in the studio.

"I'm gonna hand him a tambourine and see what he's got going," he said. He also cheekily commented about referring to the duke as "The Artist Formerly Known as Prince."

Caring for veterans is close to both Harry and Jon's hearts. As royal watchers know, the Duke of Sussex is a veteran himself, having served two tours in Afghanistan. Jon is the son of two U.S. Marines.

Last week, Harry and Jon promoted their joint event with a hilarious text message "convo" in which they spoke about recording the song for Invictus. The engagement is one of Harry's final solo outings as a senior member of the Royal Family.

The Duke of Sussex, who had been spending the last few months in Canada with Duchess Meghan and their son, Archie, returned to the UK earlier this week. We saw him out on Feb. 26 at an event for his Travalyst eco-travel initiative in which he encouraged those hosting the event to introduce him as "just Harry."

The duke and Meghan have several joint engagements while across the pond, and their final outing together as senior royals is currently scheduled for March 9, when they attend Commonwealth Day services with other Royal Family members, including Duchess Kate and Prince William.

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