Watch | Buckingham Palace Guards Playing Bon Jovi’s 'Living On A Prayer'

BY Rohma Theunissen / Mar 2 2020 / 11:50 AM

The performance paid homage to Bon Jovi’s special collaboration with the Invictus Games which was recorded within the famed Abbey Road Studios

Watch | Buckingham Palace Guards Playing Bon Jovi’s 'Living On A Prayer'

The Queen’s Guard are known for their exceptional composure, upholding centuries-old traditions which can be traced back to 1660. So when the Buckingham Palace guards chose to play Bon Jovi’s chart-topping hit single 'Living On A Prayer' at the renowned Changing of the Guard ceremony, the result was nothing short of epic.

The ceremony, which takes place on a daily basis and attracts tourists from around the world, represents The Queen’s Guard handing over the responsibility of protecting Buckingham Palace and St. James’ Palace to the New Guard.

The performance paid homage to Bon Jovi’s special collaboration with the Invictus Games. The award-winning American singer-songwriter has created a special song called ‘Unbroken’ to shine a spotlight on veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI). The single, which was recorded in the famed Abbey Road Studios, features the Invictus Games Choir and is set to release this month in support of the Invictus Games.

Watch snippets of the recording from inside Abbey Road Studios 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

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