WATCH: Prince Harry surprises pal JJ Chalmers on 'Strictly Come Dancing UK'
Prince Harry surprised his friend, former Invictus Games star JJ Chalmers, on “Strictly Come Dancing” on Saturday evening.
The flame-haired royal - who, alongside his wife Duchess Meghan, stepped down as senior royals earlier this year - appeared on the BBC One Latin and ballroom show via video chat to pass on his best wishes to friend and former Invictus Games star JJ Chalmers, who is competing on the show.
Via video chat, the Duke of Sussex said: "Nice tan JJ! When I first met JJ he was a shell of himself but then to see you shine through Invictus and to be yourself again, that was the start of an amazing journey.
“You're definitely having an impact on society now especially when you're wearing those tight blue shorts and the socks pulled up.
“It doesn't get better than that! I'm genuinely proud. You're not a dancer, proving that you can actually do whatever you put your mind to which is amazing.'"
Prince Harry made a surprise appearance on @bbcstrictly tonight to (virtually) cheer on pal, former @RoyalMarines and @WeAreInvictus medalist @JJChalmersRM, who is competing on the show. “I’m so proud, genuinely proud that here you are in this position now,” the duke told him. pic.twitter.com/p3vOlIbGm6— Omid Scobie (@scobie) November 14, 2020
To which JJ replied: "The simple fact is, if Prince Harry had not created the Invictus Games, I wouldn’t have had that moment to change my life forever."
And it's not only JJ that Prince Harry, his wife Duchess Meghan and their son Archie have been using Zoom to chat with online, as the family have also been in touch with their royal relatives in the UK.
A source said: "They have so much fun over Zoom, and they have bonded through Zoom calls. Harry is so close with his grandmother, and he is excited to get Archie back [to London] so that they can see her."