Prince Harry smiles when he surprises Cameo throughout Strictly Come Dancing
A source close to Harry told E! News: “The Duke was so happy to support his friend and fellow veteran JJ Chalmers this season of Strictly Come Dancing by surprising him during a rehearsal for the show. The Duke is very proud of JJ for his service and like him persevered through his injury to take on his next big challenge. ”
“The Duke and JJ first met at the first Invictus games, which Harry launched in 2014 when JJ competed for the UK team,” the source said. “They have since become close friends, and JJ and his wife attended The Duke and Duchess wedding. They continue to work together on Invictus and other military projects. Earlier this year, JJ hosted the annual awards for The Endeavor Fund, the charity by The Duke. This helps wounded, injured, and sick soldiers and women face athletic and adventurous challenges as they recover. “
In September, Harry’s wife Meghan also made a surprise television appearance at the season finale of America’s Got Talent reality competition show. She recorded a video message for the singer Archie Williams, who was released from prison in 2019 after 37 years of relief for a 1982 rape and knife stab for which he was wrongly convicted.