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Prince William sings backup to Bon Jovi at charity event

11/27/2013 09:15 EST | Updated 01/27/2014 05:59 EST
Prince William took to the stage with performers Taylor Swift and Jon Bon Jovi at Kensington Palace Tuesday night, singing the chorus of Livin' on a Prayer as part of a charity benefit.

The Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Kate Middleton, are patrons of the Centrepoint charity, which is dedicated to helping youth homelessness. William had earlier hosted Swift and Bon Jovi at a reception and dinner.

As he introduced the song from the stage, Bon Jovi added: "And just maybe, the karaoke kid could come up and sing a couple of words …. Take that long, long walk up here."

With that, William escorted Swift to the stage, and the three of them sang the song's chorus to huge applause:

We've got to hold on to what we've got,

'Cause it doesn't make a difference

If we make it or not.

We've got each other, and that's a lot.

For love — we'll give it a shot ….

Ohh, ohh, livin' on a prayer.

Ohh, ohh, livin' on a prayer.

The cheering and applause continued throughout the performance from then on, as William and Swift continued through a second chorus.

Bon Jovi is the founder of the Soul Foundation, which provides solutions and opportunities for families and individuals in economic despair.

Last year's event was held at the Royal Albert Hall, but with Kensington Palace — home to William, Kate and their baby son George — providing the setting for this year's event, it was also the first-ever live concert at this historic royal palace.

 Actors Benedict Cumberbatch and singers James Blunt and Tinie Tempah were among the other guests at the event.

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