Prince Harry takes part in skit for Maori TV to promote his new sustainable travel company

The Duke took part in a pre-recorded skit which begins with him jogging in “New Zealand woodland” wearing a “Girl Dad” t-shirt and Apple Airpods, speaking partly in Maori.

He is watched by a team of “rating agents” played by New Zealand actors Rhys Darby, Dave Fane and Rena Owen.

Mr Darby chases after him and accuses him of dropping a lolly wrapper at Auckland’s Bethells Beach during his tour of the country with the Duchess of Sussex in October 2018.

He explains that they are trialling a system whereby holiday destinations rate their visitors, giving Prince Harry three stars out of five.

He was given positive feedback for only using one towel instead of the 12 provided, buying local honey and turning off the tap when he brushed his teeth.

As Fane catches up with him, the two agents argue about whether they are rating “Harry Stylee” or the “Stylish Harry”.

Owen then arrives in a van, greeting the Duke, with a “long time, no see.”

She apologises to him and says the men are still in training, adding that it was “early days.”

Before running off, the Duke says: “I’ll tell you what though, this has got me thinking.”

New Zealand a country of ‘sustainability pioneers’

In a segment for the Te Ao with Moana program, apparently recorded from his home in California, the Duke said: “I’ve been to Aotearoa (New Zealand) a number of times throughout life, and I’ve always felt a deep connection and respect towards the Maori people who make me feel so welcome every time.

“Most recently, when I visited with my wife, we were touched by the connections we built and the incredible memories we have from a time there.

“We were particularly honored to meet with young people who were dedicated to the Maori culture and dedicated to giving back to their communities and their culture.”

He said New Zealand was a county of “sustainability pioneers” and that he was particularly impressed by the recent efforts of the tiaki promise, which is to care for people, place and culture.

He went on: “A few years ago, I found Travalyst, a nonprofit dedicated to making mainstream sustainable tourism for all of us and through that, creating systemic change.

“Every year, more and more of us want better options. And for the first time, travelers are striving to make that a reality for everybody who wants to support local communities, traveling with kaitiaki values ​​and looking after nature and wildlife.”


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