Prince Harry: Could his new Netflix documentary 'Heart of Invictus' mark the royal's return?

The trailer for Prince Harry’s documentary Heart of Invictus was released 16 August and is coming to Netflix really soon. Royal watchers are loving seeing this comeback!

Prince Harry: Could his new Netflix documentary 'Heart of Invictus' mark the royal's return?
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Prince Harry: Could his new Netflix documentary 'Heart of Invictus' mark the royal's return?

Since he stepped down as a ‘senior member’ of the Royal Family in 2020, Prince Harry has not had the best of times. Indeed, not only has his relationship with his family strained, his popularity amongst royal fans is not as high as it used to be.

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This can be explained by all the claims Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan Markle, have made since 2020. The most remarkable ones were made during the explosive interview the couple sat down for with Oprah Winfrey, which was followed by a Netflix series and Prince Harry’s memoir.

Now, the Prince is coming back to Netflix but this time the focus isn’t on him but on his work for the Invictus Games. Fans are seeing a shift in the content he’s producing and they are loving it. Is this the beginning of a new era for Prince Harry?

Prince Harry, from the most to the least popular

Before 2020, Prince Harry was one of the most popular members of the Royal Family. This love from the British public could be dated back to the passing of Lady Diana. Indeed, as Prince Harry explains in his Netflix documentary, when the beloved Diana died and the world saw her sons walking behind her casket, the two princes were ‘adopted’ by the nation.

Not only that, even though Prince Harry has gone through his shares of scandals, his work with the military, where he served for 10 years, made the public love him more. On top of that, Prince Harry has always been involved in charitable work. In 2004, he launched Sentebale after spending a lot of time in Losotho. The charity focuses on ensuring that ‘the most vulnerable children in Lesotho get the support they need to lead healthy and productive lives.’

Then in 2014, he launched the Invictus Games which are described as a way to highlight:

the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.

His work as well as his personality during royal engagements made him highly popular which led to an enormous downfall when he chose to step away from his duties as a working royal.

Just on 9 August 2023, Prince William was revealed as the ‘United States most popular public figure.’

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People react to Prince Harry’s Heart of Invictus trailer

On 16 August 2023, Netflix released the trailer for Heart of Invictus. The tweet announced that the documentary will be released on 30 August. The streaming network describes it as a documentary that ‘follows a group of extraordinary competitors from around the globe: service members who have experienced life-changing injuries or illnesses on their road to the Invictus Games.’

This trailer is being incredibly well received! Under Netflix’ tweet the comments praise Prince Harry saying:

Looking forward to watching this incredible show! The Legacy of Lady Diane’s Love continues through her son. Prince Harry Introduces the World to Inspiring Veteran Athletes.
I can’t wait!!!! 🥰

On Youtube, the comments are also very encouraging.

This film series looks amazing. Such brave heroes. 💕 I look forward to hearing their stories.
Can’t wait to watch and give support Glad our veterans is being given the opportunity to focus on something that’s uplifting and not being pushed to the waist side Thanks Harry for letting them know that they are seen and heard We have the Olympics Special Olympics and now Invictus

One source of positive commentary emerged: GB News. Dan Wootton, who is usually highly critical of the Sussexes even says:

This is Harry at his best.

Could this documentary be a way for Prince Harry to show that his love of duty and charitable work has not been changed when he left his royal duties?

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Royal Family Website: Invictus Games

Royal Family Website: Sentebale

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