Speaking to talkRADIO on Monday, the Sun’s former royal editor Charles Rae hit out at the couple for the UK film plans surrounding the hero games which involve wounded British army veterans competing in a sports competition.
He joked how he can “hardly wait” for the documentary which he claimed will begin filming in the UK “around about November”. It comes as the crew, employed by Archewell Productions, will be filming as part of a £100million deal struck last year between Netflix and the Sussexes’ Archewell Foundation, to produce the show titled “Heart of Invictus”.
Mr Rae said: “Harry is bringing a film crew, he is coming to Nottingham in round about November. “Where he is going to film the start of the Invictus Games.
The former royal editor went on to claim: “Harry is doing this Invictus Games as a ‘G Up’ for the games which were cancelled this year because of Covid.
But in a stinging attack, Mr Rae said: “It’s another example of him and his wife breaching their own privacy again!”Mr Rae joked: “I can hardly wait, I am sitting here with bated breath, please bring it on! “Let me see another load of woke, stuffy nonsense!”
It comes as sources told the Daily Express that the Duke of Sussex will be accompanied by a small film crew as he addresses Invictus Games participants at Stanford Hall, the Army’s rehabilitation centre for wounded soldiers.
Prince Harry established the Invictus Games in 2013 after witnessing the US’s Warrior Games for veterans with physical and mental disabilities. The crew will be employed by Harry and Meghan’s media company Archewell Productions.
The company was formed by the couple last year to “utilise the power of storytelling to embrace our shared humanity and duty to truth through a compassionate lens”.
According to the Daily Express, the documentary will be directed by a British documentary-maker and a team credited for their short film “The White Helmets” which followed an emergency response team operating during the Syrian Civil War.
The news comes despite Prince Harry severing all official ties to Britain’s military with his decision to quit royal duties.But Prince Harry, who served two tours in Afghanistan, remains passionate about the Invictus Games.
Since their split for the royal family, the couple has embarked on a number of lucrative media projects including a podcast with audio streaming service Spotify; an Apple TV+ series, The Me You Can’t See; a children’s book called The Bench, and an animated family series called Pearl.
The Sussexes have been approached for comment.