Jon Bon Jovi is planning to address Prince Harry as ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Prince’

The 57-year-old singer is set to meet the British royal at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London on Friday, 27 February – where he’ll be re-recording his 2019 track Unbroken for the upcoming Invictus Games – and after Harry recently announced plans to step back as a senior member of the royal family, Bon Jovi revealed the tongue-in-cheek nickname, which references the informal title the late Purple Rain hitmaker Prince was given when he changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol in 1993.

The music star quipped: “I’ve been asking, ‘What do I do? How do I address him?’ And then I realised I’m gonna call him ‘The Artist Formerly Known as Prince’.”

The upcoming recording session will be one of Prince Harry’s last official engagements as a senior member of the royal family

Jon has already promised he will be involved in the session: “I’m gonna hand him a tambourine and see what he’s got going.”

The Invictus Games is an Olympic-style event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and Jon has also invited the Invictus Games’ choir to sing on the new track.

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He told The Chris Evans Breakfast Show: “My idea and letter to him at the time was, ‘I’d like to give you the single. I would love to give something back to the people you care [about]… but I want them to be the singers’.

“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 their Games and hopefully raise them some money.”

The next edition of the Invictus Games is being staged in The Hague, Netherlands, in May.

Author: BANG Showbiz