The Reason Prince Harry Is Collaborating With Jon Bon Jovi

Prince Harry may no longer be employed as a member of Team Windsor, but that doesn't mean he's just sitting around twiddling his thumbs, if he even knows how to do this. (Does anybody?) Nor did Harry need to take Burger King up on their generous offer for him to become the paper-crowned Burger Prince. Instead, his post-royal career has him rocking out with the Crown Prince of New Jersey (Bruce Springsteen being the undisputed king as well as The BossRock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Bon Jovi. The two of them got together not just for fun — though it certainly seemed to be just that — but to collaborate on a project that will benefit disabled veterans of Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

Jon Bon Jovi have Prince Harry a new nickname

The rocker and the royal got together at Abbey Road Studio to record a single with the Invictus Games Choir, which is, according to an Instagram teaser clip released to promote the song, "made up of made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel from all services and different ranks of the UK Armed Forces com[ing] together to use the power of music to aid their recovery." Proceeds from the sales of the single will benefit the Invictus Games, a sporting event for disabled service members that was founded by Prince Harry in 2014. The single itself, Bon Jovi says, was written to honor veterans who struggle to overcome PTSD and acknowledges their strength and that of the entire Armed Forces community.

While Harry did not actually lend his voice to "Unbroken," he did pose with Jon and a few choir members in a recreation of the Beatles' famous Abbey Road album cover photo. Oh, and he also earned a new nickname: according to the BBC, Bon Jovi jokingly referred to Harry as "the artist formerly known as prince."