Prince Harry is all set to make an appearance and lend his voice to an upcoming Netflix documentary titled Rising Phoenix. The Duke of Sussex was spotted in the trailer for the documentary which is not only an inspiring story about the Paralympic Games but also a topic he feels passionately about. Although Prince Harry has stepped down from his duties as a senior royal alongside the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, he is no way leaving behind his duties as an influential member of society.
The clip shows Prince Harry seated on a green couch in an empty room, and speaking to the camera as if being interviewed. “There isn’t anything else in the world that can bring you back from the darkest places than sport,” he says in his first appearance in the trailer. He goes on to speak about the impact of the Paralympic Games and sports which embraces both the players and the viewers. “Yes, lives have been changed on the track,” he says, “but lives are also being changed in the stands.”
On his cameo in the documentary, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said: “The Duke is 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.”
A well-known champion for social justice and a voice for the issues faced by minority groups, Prince Harry is also the mind behind the Invictus Games which he founded in 2014. The international adaptive multi-sport event encourages the participation of wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel as well as their associated veterans to “harness the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.”
The documentary Rising Phoenix will feature Paralympians from all around the world and will premiere on Netflix on August 26.
Watch the trailer below: