Prince Harry Will Be Partying With a Rock Star For One of His Final Royal Engagements Before Officially Stepping Down
Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex announced on Jan. 8 that they plan to “step back as ‘senior members’ of the royal family.” They added, that they would “continue to honor our duty to the queen, the commonwealth, and our patronages.”
After Queen Elizabeth II held a meeting with Harry, Prince Charles, and Prince William, it was decided that the Duke of Sussex and his wife would stop performing their royal duties. So for one of his last royal engagements Harry is going go out in a blaze of glory by teaming up with a certain rock star.
Read on to find out who that megastar is, when Harry and Meghan will officially step down, and how they’ve been enjoying a quieter life on the other side of the pond.
When Prince Harry will officially stop royal duties
Although Harry and Meghan have been living in Vancouver for over a month, they are still technically working royals until the change officially goes into effect.
“Starting April 1, Harry and Meghan will no longer hold an office at Buckingham Palace and will instead be represented by their U.K. charity foundation team,” a spokesperson for the pair told People, adding, “As there is no precedent for this new model of working and eventual financial independence, the royal family and the Sussexes have agreed to an initial 12-month review to ensure the arrangement works for all parties.”
The rock star he’ll be teaming up with
On Feb. 20, Prince Harry entertained fans with a fake text exchange between himself and Jon Bon Jovi on Instagram.
In the post, the Duke of Sussex teased that the two would be teaming up for the Invictus Games. Town & Country noted that Harry will be visiting the famed Abbey Road Studios and sit in on a recording session with the “It’s My Life” singer and the Invictus Games Choir.
According to the publication, the rocker will re-record his song “Unbroken,” which he initially wrote “to shed a light on veterans living with post-traumatic stress disorder and their service to the military and their country.”
The song will be released in March and all of the proceeds will go to the Invictus Games Foundation.
What Meghan and Harry have been up to in Canada
Now that the prince and former Suits star are out of the royal family limelight and living more than 4,000 miles away, many are wondering what they’ve been up to lately.
An insider told People that they traded royal life for yoga and nature walks.
“They are enjoying living a quiet life,” the insider said, adding, “They go for long walks, they do yoga, and Meghan cooks. They are real homebodies who love to chill out with Archie and the dogs. They both love to be outside and have been loving it there.”
And Harry has reportedly been keeping up with and communicating with all his buddies back in the U.K. via the popular messaging app, Whatsapp.