Carla Speight has praised the Duke of Sussex’s Heart of Invictus as a “powerful” depiction of life for war veterans and his ability to focus on what was most important ahead of the Invictus Games.
She claimed Harry, 39, drew attention to a positive cause rather than focusing on taking aim at certain members of the royal family, which has taken place since the release of his memoir Spare and his bombshell Netflix series, Harry & Meghan.
Carla, who runs her own prestige PR company, told Express.co.uk that the Duke of Sussex took a gamble with putting himself in the docuseries adding he didn’t take anything away from what mattered which was the war heroes.
“I think [King Charles] would be quite proud of him because it was straight to the point,” she said. “It was about the stories. It was about the people behind the glory of the Invictus Games.”
Carla explained: “He got right into why it was important and why we need this. Even the choice of language he used in his speeches was really lovely. Really powerful words. This just proves whatever life has thrown, he sees this as a stepping stone to use as a platform to propel you to the next level.
“And that’s what they were trying to get across and I don’t think the [royals] would have a problem with that. He will be quite pleased with what [Harry] was able to produce. It was all carefully put together.
“It had absolutely nothing to do with the royals and Harry took a big gamble being in it at all.”
The Duke of Sussex produced series follows former soldiers competing in the 2022 Invictus Games.
Carla went on to praise the project and claimed his mother, the late Princess Diana, would have done something very similar if the streaming platform had been available in the nineties.
She commented: “I think it’s something that even his mum would do. If she would have had access to something like Netflix – she would have jumped at the opportunity to be able to do something like a docuseries.
“Harry’s done so well with the Heart of Invictus. It was impressive to watch because he swerved all of the drama, all the mudslinging. That had nothing to do with it.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently in Dusseldorf, Germany, attending the paralympic sporting event for veterans that was founded by Prince Harry in 2014.