Prince Harry refers to the “darkest of places” in the latest Netflix documentary Rising Phoenix, which focuses on the creation of the Paralympics and the challenges competitors have faced.
To promote the new documentary, Harry appeared via Zoom alongside other athletes.
“There isn't anything else in the world that can bring you back from the darkest of places than sport,” the Prince explained.
Other athletes in the group included Tatyana McFadden and Matt Stutzman from the US, Bebe Vio from Italy, Jean-Baptiste Alaize from France and Ntando Mahlangu from South Africa.
“With COVID and everything else that is happening at the moment, your stories and the strength that you guys show, is incredible and that needs to be seen more,” the Duke of Sussex says.
“It needs to be spoken about more, to try and get rid of the stereotyping to get rid of those preconceptions.
“My biggest hope is that people will watch this film and go, 'No matter how hard my life is, no matter how hard a day or a week can be, this what I aspire to, not just for me but for my family and all the loved ones around me'.
“It is that element that I think will end up changing the world, so well done and thank you very much.”
The Duke of Sussex is a long-time advocate for overcoming adversity as he created the Invictus Games, which gives wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women the chance to compete in sports to assist their recovery and rehabilitation.
Rising Phoenix is now available to watch on Netflix.
This article originally appeared on Over60.