Prince Harry teamed up with Jon Bon Jovi for this year’s Invictus Games (an international charitable benefit Prince Harry created to support wounded veterans through competitive sports games) but now there is a looming threat. Scheduled to take place between May 9–16, 2020, at Zuiderpark (located in The Hague, Netherlands) Coronavirus is threatening the entire event. Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi recorded a song called “Unbroken” and even recreated the Beatles’ historic album cover for Abbey Road with members of the Invictus Games Choir in support of the games, but now many are wondering if and when the games will be held. As one of the first strategies in preventing communal outbreaks is to avoid large, social gatherings, fears are great that the Invictus Games may be canceled this year.
Jon Bon Jovi joined Prince Harry at the legendary Abbey Road Studio, as reported by Todd Halm, where they spent the day recording the single “Unbroken” with the Invictus choir. The official Sussex Royal Instagram account shared a video clip from the recording session with their 11.2 million followers. You may see that video below.
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Testing, testing🎙… • Recorded inside Abbey Road Studios, home to The Beatles and other music legends, The Duke of Sussex joins Jon Bon Jovi and the Invictus Games Choir for a special live session in aid of the Invictus Games Foundation. The song being played, called ‘Unbroken’, was created by Jon Bon Jovi to shine a spotlight on those veterans living with Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), to honour their service and acknowledge the strength of the Armed Forces community. The Duke and JBJ are both strong supporters of the military community, with The Duke founding the Invictus Games in 2014. The Invictus Games Choir, made up of wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving personnel from all services and different ranks of the UK Armed Forces, have come together to use the power of music to aid their recovery. Although The Duke was unable to sing, leaving the vocals to the professionals, the special single that was recorded in Studio 2 where The Beatles recorded 11 out of their 13 albums, and will be released in March in support of the @WeAreInvictusGames. Video © SussexRoyal
“We’re so excited for today! The #InvictusGames Choir and @jonbonjovi were rehearsing & recording all day y’day at abbey road studios to re-record Unbroken. Later today, our Patron will join to hear their stories & thank Jon for his support for @weareinvictusgames”
Fans were thrilled to see the photo of Prince Harry, Jon Bon Jovi, and members of the Invictus Games Choir as they recreated the iconic Abbey Road cover. The photo has gone viral and was shared across multiple social media networks.
You may see both the recreation of the Abbey Road cover and the original Beatles’ album cover below.
At this point, it is unclear what the future of this year’s Invictus Games will be. Everything right now is essentially a waiting game to see what happens with the Coronavirus outbreak. Some countries have started restricting travel which may also cause organizers to delay the games.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story and for further updates regarding if the Invictus Games will take place as planned or if they will be rescheduled.