Prince Harry Makes Special Television Appearance For Thomas & Friends’ 75th Anniversary

Prince Harry is making a special television appearance!

In honor of the 75th anniversary of Thomas the Tank Engine, The Duke of Sussex recorded an introduction for the special episode of the beloved children’s show. The episode marks the 75th anniversary of the original Thomas the Tank Engine book series.

The series has a special place in Harry’s heart and was one he loved as a child. He was even spotted wearing a Thomas-branded bag when he attended kindergarten for the first time in September 1987, which is pictured below.

In a statement he said, “Thomas the Tank Engine has been a comforting, familiar face to so many families over the last 75 years – entertaining, educating and inspiring children on important issues through exciting stories and characters.”

“I certainly have fond memories of growing up with Thomas & Friends and being transported to new places through his adventures. I am very proud to have been asked to take part in this special episode. I wish Thomas & Friends a very happy anniversary,” he shared.

In the clip, the new father sits in a chair at Buckingham Palace to introduce the new episode called Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine. It features his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, and his father, Prince Charles, as a young boy.

The 75th anniversary special of Thomas & Friends will air on Netflix on May 1.

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Check out some behind-the-scenes of recording and throwbacks of Harry as a child below:

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(AP Photo/Martin Cleaver, File)

AP Photo/Martin Cleaver, File

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