Prince Harry showed off his acting chops — and his “Girl Dad” T-shirt — in a new video campaign for his non-profit travel organization Travelist.
The nearly five-minute video promoting sustainable travel for New Zealanders offers a mild-mannered idea that holiday destinations rate travelers rather than the other way around.
In a YouTube video released on Monday, the Duke of Sussex is accompanied by New Zealand actors Rhys Darby, Dave Fein and Rayna Owen.
At the beginning of the clip, Royal is seen running through the woods before being stopped by a New Zealand “rating agent”. Harry is questioned about the lollipop rapper he reportedly dropped in 2018, when he and Meghan Markle were touring the country on a royal tour.
The agent goes on a pretty personal rating system for Duke, praising him for using only a towel during his hotel stay and not running water while brushing his teeth.
The revelation prompts a puzzled Harry to question the agent: “How do you know this? It’s really weird.”
Later, after a second agent arrives and they discover a mixed-up – they had to stop Harry Styles instead of the prince – the royal’s obverse is stamped with four stars.
In a statement shared with HuffPost, Duke talks about “opportunity and the need to redefine the industry – for the better, for the good” as travel recovers amid the ongoing pandemic.
“We created the non-profit Travelist to rethink how travel can expand our global understanding, break down barriers, and build cultural connections through those experiences,” Harry said in the statement. For what we won’t have.”
“We do this, at the same time, by making sure that local communities really feel the benefits from tourism and protect essential ecosystems. In a world where we are tasked with rating so many things, Now we’re asking: What if your destination rated you?
The Duke of Sussex premiered the campaign exclusively on the Māori television show “Te Aao With Moana”.
Harry launched his initiative to promote sustainable travel in 2019 with partners Booking.com, Skyscanner, Trip.com Group, Tripadvisor and Visa. Google and Expedia recently joined the effort, which aims to “empower travelers to make better choices for themselves and the planet.”
The Duke himself will soon make the trip. A spokesperson recently confirmed to HuffPost that Harry and Meghan will return to the UK for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June. The couple will also be joined by their two children Archie and Lily.
Lily, who was born in June 2021, has yet to meet her great-grandmother in person.
News of the Sussexes attending the ceremony came after Buckingham Palace announced that the couple would not be attending the annual Trooping the Colour balcony appearance.
“After careful consideration, the Queen has decided that this year’s traditional Trooping the Color balcony attendance will be limited to Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family who are currently performing official public duties on behalf of the Queen on Thursday 2nd June. have been,” Palace said in a statement shared with HuffPost on Friday.
The announcement means Prince Andrew, who is also not working in the Royal Family, will not be joining the Royal Family on the balcony. Andrew was humiliated because of his association with the late pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.