Prince Harry is set to star in a Netflix documentary about the Paralympic Games.

The 35-year-old royal will feature in the upcoming documentary, 'Rising Phoenix', which is set to hit the streaming service on August 26 and will "tell the extraordinary story of the Paralympic Games".

Harry appears in the programme as in 2014 he set up the Invictus Games - a multi-sport event for wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel and their associated veterans - which follows a similar ethos to the Paralympics.

In a new trailer for the documentary, the flame-haired royal can be seen sitting on a couch discussing the power of sports.


He says in the clip: "There isn't anything else in the world that can bring you back from the darkest places than sport. Yes lives have been changed on the track, but lives are also being changed in the stands."

Whilst a spokesperson for Harry added in a statement: "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."

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Spotlight on: Endeavour Fund Today we are taking a look back at the amazing work done by the @EndeavourFund, an organisation created by The Duke of Sussex to support the Armed Forces community. HRH was motivated by the ambitions of wounded, injured and sick (WIS) service personnel and veterans across the UK, who wanted to use sport and adventurous activity as part of their recovery. And what they choose to take on is extraordinary! These men and women break global records and set goals for those around the world - non-disabled and disabled alike, including:  The first amputee to cross Greenland icecap unsupported, the first triple amputee to qualify as a rescue diver, the fastest unsupported rowing time across the Atlantic, and so many more. The endeavours they take on are inspirational, but also have a tremendous impact on their physical, emotional and social recovery, as well as a lasting effect on the family and community around them. Since launching in 2012, the Endeavour Fund has supported nearly 6,000 WIS in sport and adventure challenges. As The Duke said, “The magic of the Endeavour Fund is that it enables those who had life changing injuries in their prime, many of whom felt defeated, to use the power of sport to find a new purpose. The renewed self-belief we see in everyone who participates, and how this transforms their lives and the lives of those around them is overwhelming. Beyond that, each man or woman who participates uses their endeavour as an opportunity to raise funds for another serviceman or woman who needs the same support they once did. It’s a powerful and meaningful process that I am so proud to be a part of.” • In 2019 alone, 17 grants were submitted benefitting nearly a thousand WIS and over 200 family and friends. 198 qualifications were gained and more than 80 are back in the workforce feeling fulfilled and with a renewed sense of purpose. Photo © Endeavour Fund

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The film - which was directed by Peter Ettedgui and Ian Bonhôte - also features several athletes including fencer Bebe Vio, archer Matt Stutzman, sprinter Jonnie Peacock, and wheelchair track and field star Tatyana McFadden among others.

'Rising Phoenix' was originally set to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games, but the sporting event has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Meanwhile, Prince Harry previously spoke about the positive influence of sport whilst launching the Invictus Games six years ago.

He said at the time: "I have witnessed first-hand how the power of sport can positively impact the lives of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women in their journey of recovery."