New dad Prince Harry has seen his life change in many ways in the last couple of years, but some things have always remained the same for him, including his love of Thomas the Tank Engine. The iconic kids' series turns 75 this year and that's why Prince Harry is making his Netflix debut next month, introducing a special anniversary episode that drops May 1st on the streaming service.
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As CNN reports, Prince Harry will open the Netflix anniversary special by "sitting in an armchair by a fireplace, reading from a book titled 'Thomas and the Royal Engine.'"
In a press release Prince Harry explains: "I certainly have fond memories of growing up with Thomas & Friends and being transported to new places through his adventures."
The book, "Thomas and the Royal Engine" actually features his father, the Prince of Wales (as a child) and his grandmother, the Queen. The TV version of Thomas is beloved by many kids, but according to Prince Harry's brother, Prince William, the next generation of royals are really into newer shows.
Prince William once told BBC Radio 1 that Prince George was a huge fan of Peppa Pig before transitioning to Fireman Sam. "You have to pretend you're really interested in it," The Duke of Cambridge explained, "Because George gets very upset if you're not showing due diligence to the characters." (Royals, they're just like us.)
We are sure his Uncle Harry will show respect to Thomas and the crew when he makes his Netflix debut on May 1.