Out of all the people to make a Netflix debut, one of the last people I could ever think of might just be Prince Harry. Well, it’s here, and I never thought I needed it more than I did before.
The Duke of Sussex made an extra special appearance in a new Netflix documentary about one of his closest causes to heart.Rising Phoenix, the streamer’s documentary, released on the 26th of August and tells the story of the Paralympic Games.
Originally, the film was supposed to be alongside the 2020 Olympics and the Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Well, due to the pandemic, both events have to be delayed until further notice.
According to Prince Harry in a statement, he told Fox News, “Rising Phoenix is a story that the world needs now.We are confronted by the true power of the human spirit and the sheer strength of mind to overcome and achieve what most would deem impossible.”
“It proves that sport is much more than a physical skill, it is purpose and drive, community and comradery, ambition and self-worth,” the Duke of Sussex continued. “These athletes are not only a credit to their countries and to their sport, they are also a true testament to human endeavor and the epitome of resilience.”
To show you how close he is to the cause, in 2014, Harry established the Invictus Games––a Paralympic competition for veterans and servicemen and women. After serving 10 years in the army, this is where he put in his effort to give back to the service.During the 2017 Invictus Games, that’s when Harry and his wife Meghan Markle made their couple debut.
In the film, Prince Harry explained the importance of the Paralympic Games and that those “referred to as disabled are not being encouraged or accepted in society at large.”
“For me and for so many people out there especially young kids to see individuals like that go on and achieve what they have achieved,” Harry continued. “No amount of books that you read or teaching or class that you can have is going to give you the same inspiration as being able to watch something that you have been told is impossible.”