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Prince William and Taylor Swift join forces with Bon Jovi to perform “Livin’ On A Prayer.”

At the 2013 Centrepoint Gala Dinner at Kensington Palace, Jon Bon Jovi delivered a surprise during his performance. As he began playing his band’s iconic hit “Livin’ on a Prayer,” he teased a special collaboration. He invited the “karaoke kid” to join him on stage, revealing that this “kid” was none other than Prince William, a supporter of Centrepoint, a charity aiding the homeless.

As Bon Jovi strummed, Taylor Swift and Prince William joined him, harmonizing in the chorus. Initially reserved, Prince William seemed reluctant to step up to the microphone, but with a nudge from Swift, he gradually found his rhythm. Singing alongside Swift, a renowned music icon, he became more confident. The trio’s performance culminated with Prince William and Swift gracefully exiting the stage together.

Reflecting on the event, Prince William shared how the experience bolstered his confidence. He admitted to his initial stage fright and hesitance, which Swift helped him overcome. Despite forgetting the lyrics to one of his favorite songs, he learned the value of laughing at oneself.

“Livin’ on a Prayer” by Bon Jovi, a perennial favorite since its 1986 debut and a Billboard chart-topper, has amassed over 1.1 billion views on YouTube. This unique performance at Kensington Palace enriched the song’s storied history, adding a royal dimension to its enduring charm.

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