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Livin' on an heir? Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi record charity single at Abbey Road Studios

  • Video report by ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship

Prince Harry visited the world famous Abbey Road Studios, where he and rock legend Jon Bon Jovi recorded a charity single for the royal's Invictus Games Foundation.

A short clip of the two singing inside the studio has been posted on the Duke of Sussex's Instagram page.

The Duke of Sussex returned to the UK from Canada to begin a series of royal engagements which are likely to be his last before he relinquishes his royal duties on March 31.

The pair greeted each other with a warm handshake outside the steps of the studio, which has become synonymous with The Beatles and where thousands of tourists come to recreate the famous zebra crossing pose.

Delegates attending a sustainable tourism conference on Wednesday were told to call him just Harry, and the two seemed equally relaxed before they made their way inside the studios.

The prince and the showman were ushered inside to the control room overlooking Studio 2 – where The Beatles recorded during the 1960s.

Speaking to ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship, Bon Jovi said he reached out to Prince Harry to record a single in honour of both American and UK troops.

  • ITV News Royal Editor Chris Ship talks to Jon Bon Jovi about Harry, the Invictus Games and the Royal Family

Engineer Obie O’Brien, Jon’s long-term friend and producer, was waiting to talk the prince through the process of re-recording the 2019 Bon Jovi single Unbroken with the Invictus Games Choir.

The single is in aid of the Invictus Games Foundation which oversees the development of the Invictus Games, the international multi-sport event for injured or sick military personnel founded by Harry.

  • Prince Harry and Bon Jobi recreate famous Beatles pose on Abbey Road crossing

Unbroken was created by Jon Bon Jovi to shine a spotlight on veterans living with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and honour their service.

The musician has a close affinity with the military as both his parents served in the US Marine Corps.

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi shake hands as reporters and photographers look on outside Abbey Road Studios. Credit: PA

Crowds outside Buckingham Palace were treated to a medley of Bon Jovi songs during the changing of the guard ceremony.