LONDON (Reuters) – British prince Harry and singer Jon Bon Jovi recreated one of the Beatles’ best-known album covers on Friday, crossing the zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road recording studios in north London .
Harry was in the studio to meet the singer and members of a military veteran choir in one of his last engagements as a senior member of the royal family.
As countless Beatles fans have done since the 1969 release of the “Abbey Road” album, the couple have crossed the black and white pedestrian crossing, this time led by a wheelchair veteran.
Earlier, a video of the two wearing headphones, with Bon Jovi strumming a guitar before they started singing, was published on the official Instagram page of Harry and his American wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The couple announced in January that they would step down from their executive position, spend more time in North America, and aim to become financially independent.
The Invictus Games Choir, which records a single for charity, is made up of veterans and British military personnel.
Their song, titled “Unbroken,” was created by Bon Jovi to highlight veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Bon Jovi, whose parents were both members of the United States Marine Corps, told reporters that he had great respect for the royal family.
“I just want to hug them,” he said.
Proceeds from the sale of the disc will go to the foundation that supports the Invictus Games, a sporting event for sick and injured veterans that is one of Harry’s favorite causes.
Stephen Addison’s report; edited by Costas Pitas and Kate Holton