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Surprise! Prince Harry shows up on Strictly Come Dancing to encourage pal JJ Chalmers

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Prince Harry made a surprising appearance on Saturday evening “Strictly Come Dancing” the original BBC version of “Dancing with the stars,” to support his pal and military veteran JJ Chalmers. “data-reactid =” 7 “> Prince Harry surprisingly appeared on” Strictly Come Dancing “, the original BBC version of” Dancing With the Stars “on Saturday night, to support his buddy and fellow veteran JJ Chalmers.

who lived in California with his American wife Meghan Markle and young son Archie Since giving up royal duties in March, he has offered Chalmers teasing encouragement after his rehearsal with dance partner Amy Dowden. “data-reactid =” 8 “> The Duke of Sussex, who lived in California with his American wife Meghan Markle. The young son Archie, who had given up his royal duties in March, offered Chalmers after his rehearsal with dance partner Amy Dowden a teasing encouragement.

“Nice tan, JJ,” Harry ripped his friend and called Chalmers for his “tight blue shorts”.

33-year-old Chalmers, a Royal Marines veteran who broke his neck and lost two fingers in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan in 2011, made friends with Harry through the Invictus Games, a competition Harry founded for wounded warriors at. He attended Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018.

Prince Harry (second from right) and Veteran of the Royal Navy JJ Chalmers (right) attend the Invictus Games Orlando in Orlando, Florida on May 8, 2016 with Air Force Technical Sgt. Israel Del Toro (left) and former President George W. Bush (second from left).

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In the unannounced video, a smiling Harry, 36, with a cropped beard and a buttoned shirt sat on a white sofa in front of a gallery wall with pictures of bird nests.

Harry remembered how the Invictus Games helped Chalmers, ambassador for the event, feel at home again and called it the beginning of an “amazing journey.”

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“I’m really proud,” Harry said to his friend. “You’re not a dancer and you’re proving that you can actually do anything you set out to do, which is amazing.”

“The simple fact is, if Prince Harry hadn’t created the Invictus games, I wouldn’t have had that catalyst moment that changed my life forever,” added Chalmers. “I wouldn’t be here without him.”

Chalmers wore his Royal Marines uniform for his performance and danced to “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”.

“He’s a veteran, he’s a friend like any other,” Chalmers said of his royal pal.

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