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Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer played at Changing of the Guard

Rock ‘n’ Royal: Military band plays Jon Bon Jovi’s anthem Livin’ on a Prayer during the Changing of the Guard to celebrate the music legend’s Invictus Games single

  • The Band of the Scots Guard played Livin’ On A Prayer at Buckingham Palace
  • Prince Harry was seen with frontman Jon Bon Jovi at Abbey Road Studios today
  • Crowds were also treated to It’s My Life at the Changing of the Guard ceremony

Buckingham Palace was treated to a Bon Jovi medley during the Changing of the Guard ceremony today to celebrate the American rocker’s Invictus Games single. 

The Band of the Scots Guard played Bon Jovi hits including Livin’ On A Prayer and It’s My Life as part of the ceremony at the Palace today at 11am. 

Crowds gathered at the Buckingham Palace Gates in the rain to watch the band perform the rock-inspired performance.   

It comes after Prince Harry was seen with frontman Jon Bon Jovi recording a new charity single at Abbey Road Studios in London for the Invictus Games Foundation.  

The Band of the Scots Guard played Bon Jovi hits including Livin’ On A Prayer during the Changing of the Guard ceremony today

Royal Family Instagram posted the medley on Instagram

Crowds gathers in the rain to watch the special ceremony

Royal Family Instagram posted the medley on Instagram (left). Crowds gathers in the rain to watch the special ceremony (right)

Footage was uploaded to the Royal Family Instagram page captioned: ‘Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!

‘During each ceremony The Queen’s Guard hands over responsibility for protecting Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace to the New Guard.

‘Today the band played a special medley of Bon Jovi music to celebrate his collaboration with @weareinvictusgames.’  

The Band of the Scots Guard playing Bon Jovi hit Livin' On A Prayer

The Changing of the Guard was given a rock makeover to celebrate Bon Jovi's Invictus Games single

The Band of the Scots Guard playing Bon Jovi hit Livin’ On A Prayer. The Changing of the Guard was given a rock makeover to celebrate Bon Jovi’s Invictus Games single

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi pose for a picture with choir members during a visit at Abbey Road Studios in London

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi pose for a picture with choir members during a visit at Abbey Road Studios in London

A video of the two wearing headphones, with Bon Jovi strumming a guitar before beginning to sing was posted on the official Instagram page of Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A video of the two wearing headphones, with Bon Jovi strumming a guitar before beginning to sing was posted on the official Instagram page of Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex

A teaser video shared by the Sussex Royal Instagram page showed Harry at the mic with Bon Jovi as they recorded the single Unbroken for the Prince’s Invictus Games Foundation, but cut out before he started singing.

Harry later joined the Livin’ On A Prayer star and members of the Invictus Games Choir to pose for a photo on Abbey Road’s famous zebra crossing, which appeared on the front of the Beatles’ 1969 album.

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. 

Footage was uploaded to the Royal Family Instagram page captioned: 'Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!'

Footage was uploaded to the Royal Family Instagram page captioned: ‘Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace!’ 

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi recreate the Beatles' iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing photo after recording a duet together today. The Duke was in George Harrison's position while Bon Jovi was Ringo Starr

Prince Harry and Jon Bon Jovi recreate the Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road zebra crossing photo after recording a duet together today. The Duke was in George Harrison’s position while Bon Jovi was Ringo Starr 

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.

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