A trailer for a new Netflix series presented by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has been released, with climate change activist Greta Thunberg and New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern among the figures speaking about “inspiring life stories”.
Live To Lead is a documentary series which Prince Harry says has been inspired by the late Nelson Mandela, and the promotional clip includes footage of the former South African president and anti-apartheid campaigner.
The trailer’s release comes just a few days after the second batch of three episodes for the royal couple’s series Harry & Meghan aired on the streaming service.
The programs contained damaging new allegations by the pair against the Royal Family, as the Sussexes also hit out at their treatment at the hands of the press.
The second volume of Harry & Megan went much further than the first, with Harry accusing William of screaming and shouting at him at a summit meeting over “Megxit”, and saying he believes he and his wife lost their baby in 2020 because of coverage in the mail.
Other revelations included Harry saying a joint statement was put out without his permission in his and his brother’s name, denying a story that William had “bullied” him out of the Royal Family. He also accused William’s office of trading stories – something they “promised” they would never do when they were younger.
In the short trailer for Live To Lead, Harry says: “This was inspired by Nelson Mandela who once said ‘what counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived…'”
Meghan completes the quotation, saying: “…it is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.”
As well as Greta Thunberg and Jacinda Ardern, other figures covered include American lawyer and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson, former US supreme court justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, South African lawyer Albie Sachs, and captain of the South African rugby union team Siya Kolisi, the first black player to ever hold the position.
A tweet by the streamer showed the one minute 39 second clip along with the words above it: “Their voices give us hope. Their actions shape our world. Their leadership inspires our future.”
Referring to the new show, Netflix says on its website: “Leaders are committed to making a difference in the world and share their inspiring life stories in this series, executive produced by Prince Harry and Meghan.”
The series, which is co-produced by the Nelson Mandela Foundation, is due to premiere on 31 December.