Prince Harry‘s latest stunt was quite unexpected for his fans, as the Duke of Sussex astonished many people by being part of a new Netflix production.
Even though the trailer’s arrival for the upcoming movie Rising Phoenix excited many, as it is about the struggles and obstacles faced by the athletes competing in the Paralympic Games, some viewers were surprised to notice the 35-year-old royal in the short video clip.
In the trailer, a few moments are dedicated to showing Prince Harry seated on a green couch and passionately stating, “There isn’t anything else in the world that can bring you back from the darkest of places than sport.”
For his role in the trailer, the Duke of Sussex preferred an informal style of clothing, as he was dressed in a simple, but elegant shirt in combination with jeans.
Following his appearance in the trailer, a representative for Prince Harry announced that the Duke of Sussex was “proud to have been one of the people who contributed to this film, which is a unique and powerful documentary that hopes to change the way people view disability – and tell the incredible story of the Paralympics.”
The critically-acclaimed movie created by renowned filmmakers such as Peter Ettedgui, Ian Bonhôte, and Richard Curtis was made available on August 26.
Royal fans say the film is uplifting. It made them burst into laughter and shed some tears to hear the moving stories.
However, the involvement of Prince Harry in such a project should come as no surprise as the royal has shown his affection for similar activities in the past, as he was the patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust and also was one of the founders of the Invictus Games.
Meghan Markle‘s husband’s praised the project in a statement that read: “‘Rising Phoenix’ is a story that the world needs now. We are confronted by the human spirit’s real power and the sheer strength of mind to overcome and achieve what most would deem impossible.”
He added: “It proves that sport is much more than a physical skill; it is purpose and drive, community and comradery, ambition, and self-worth. These athletes are not only a credit to their countries and to their sport, but they are also a true testament to human endeavor and the epitome of resilience.”
The film was set to be released on the inauguration of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the events have been pushed back to 2021.