• Prince Harry is featured on Netflix's "Rising Phoenix"
  • The documentary focuses on the Paralympic Games and its athletes
  • The Duke of Sussex canceled this year's Invictus Games, a sporting competition for injured veterans

Prince Harry is part of Netflix's new documentary on the Paralympic Games and its athletes, "Rising Phoenix."

On Thursday, Netflix released the official trailer of "Rising Phoenix," and it featured the Duke of Sussex. Prince Harry, the founder of the Invictus Games, a sporting competition for injured veterans, talked about how sports changes people's lives in the short clip.

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

Prince Harry is invested in helping injured veterans through sports, something that pushed him to start Invictus in 2014.

This year, the Paralympics-style competition was due to take place in The Hague, Netherlands, in May. However, the Duke of Sussex decided to push it back due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

"This was an incredibly difficult decision for all of us to have to make," Prince Harry said in a video explaining their decision to delay the annual sports event.

"And I’m so grateful for everybody that’s worked so hard over the past couple of weeks to try to find any alternative to try and carry on these Games in a different way — in a safe way," he continued. "But this decision was the most sensible and the safest option for all of you — for your families and everybody else — involved in these Games."

To lighten up the announcement, Prince Harry informed the athletes that they have a longer time to prepare because they are given an extra 12 months or so to practice. The Invictus Foundation also released a statement about the canceled event.

"We are very appreciative of the continued support of those who have been and continue to be involved in the Invictus Games The Hague 2020, and we remain committed to the recovery of wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women," the Invictus Games Foundation wrote.

"The current situation is complex and evolving rapidly," the statement continued. "The current situation is complex and evolving rapidly."

Meanwhile, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were recently accused of lying about their involvement in royal correspondents Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand's "Finding Freedom" book. The biography's authors' note revealed that they talk to the royal couple "when appropriate."

Scobie addressed the backlash and stressed that they were referring to their short exchanges during formal events, something very different from actual interviews.

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Britain's Prince Harry is pictured. AFP/Adrian DENNIS