Prince Harry has made a surprise appearance at a gender equality event in Windsor to support his wife as the fallout continues from an explosive documentary on the royals.

The Duchess of Sussex was scheduled to appear at the event at Windsor Castle alone, but was accompanied by Prince Harry at the last minute.

The couple are said to be in a "fragile place" after ITV's Harry and Meghan: An African Journey aired on British television on Sunday night, with a palace source telling the BBC that William was "worried" for his brother.

Prince Harry has made a public show of support for his wife amid royal crisis. Photo / Getty Images
Prince Harry has made a public show of support for his wife amid royal crisis. Photo / Getty Images

In the documentary, Prince Harry admitted there was a growing rift between him and his brother William, saying the two had good days and bad days, while Meghan admitted she was struggling to deal with the intense media attention and press scrutiny that her friends warned would "destroy" her life.

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But the two appeared to be powering through as they met with young leaders from around the world at the roundtable event.

The couple would discuss how the young leaders were helping to empower women and would be assisted by the chief executive of the Queen's Commonwealth Trust, a statement from Buckingham Palace said.

The discussion would also be moderated by counselors from One Young World, a global forum that brings together 2,000 young people from over 190 countries to accelerate social impact.

A lesson in being a royal

Prince Charles, meanwhile, has been widely praised for giving a "lesson in being a royal" in another ITV documentary that aired on Thursday night.

It earned rave reviews on social media, with fans praising the prince for being down to earth.

"Dear Duke & Duchess of Sussex — a 'How to' guide for you both. A documentary about his WORK, not HIM. A lesson in being a Royal. Take note," one viewer wrote.

Prince Charles was praised for being down to earth in the documentary. Photo / Getty Images
Prince Charles was praised for being down to earth in the documentary. Photo / Getty Images

Another wrote: "Something decent and intelligent to watch. No drama … just getting on with it."

While Harry and Meghan's interviews focused on their lives as royals, Charles' documentary examined the work and people that live in the Duchy of Cornwall.

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The program showed the Duchy's headquarters near Buckingham Palace, young couples farming in Hertfordshire and struggling farms on the Isles of Scilly.

One person wrote: "Nice little documentary about Prince Charles last night #DuchyofCornwall He's obviously been doing this for decades but no one has cared because he was always over shadowed. Good effort to keep going with zero accolades all this time. Makes him all the more genuine".

Another called the documentary a "wonderful and educational piece!" adding: "Adored focus on Prince Charles, his beliefs and feelings on his world for decades. Caring and astute man who will be King."