Prince Harry has got some acting skills!
The Duke of Sussex has appeared in a tongue-in-cheek video campaign for Travalyst, the not-for-profit eco-travel firm he founded in 2019, to encourage travellers to think about sustainability when booking their holidays.
The clip features Harry going for a run in a ‘Girl Dad’ tee when he’s stopped by “Rating Agents” played by Kiwi legends Rhys Darby, Dave Fane and Rena Owen, who rate his latest trip to New Zealand.
And while there’s a bit of a kerfuffle with Harry Styles’ latest travel adventures, Prince Harry is eventually given a score of 4 (out of 5) for using only one towel while showering, buying locally-made honey and not leaving the tap running while brushing his teeth!
“Hang on a second. How do you know that? That’s really weird,” Harry hilariously interjects while Rhys and Dave continue their ratings.
The aim of the five-minute skit is to not only highlight Travalyst’s trip rating initiative – a quiz based on the Maori concept of Tiaki that encourages a commitment to care for local people, their environment and culture – but also, remind travellers to put these ideas at the forefront of holiday planning.
“As travel continues to come back, we have an opportunity and a need to redefine the industry for better, for good,” Prince Harry says in a statement shared by Travalyst.
“We created the non-profit Travalyst to rethink how travel can continue to expand our global understanding, to break down barriers and to create cultural connections through experiences we otherwise wouldn’t have. We do this while, at the same time, ensuring local communities truly feel benefit from tourism and safeguarding essential ecosystems. In a world where we’re tasked with rating so many things, we’re now asking: what if your destination rate you?”
Travalyst is a global coalition of travel brands ( think Expedia, Skyscanner and Tripadvisor) which work together to ensure large-scale sustainability initiatives.
Check out Harry’s video (and his awesome acting skills!) below:
(Feature Image Credit: Travalyst/YouTube)