Thomas the Tank Engine is turning 75 with the help of Prince Harry.

By Stacey Leasca
April 28, 2020
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It looks like Prince Harry is following in his wife’s voice-over footsteps.

Since stepping down as senior members of the royal family, Harry and Meghan have made major moves, both physically — moving from the United Kingdom to Canada followed by Los Angeles— and figuratively with their careers. Meghan was the first to re-enter the Hollywood scene, recording a voiceover for Disney’s “Elephants” documentary. Now, it looks like it’s Harry’s turn as he lends his voice to a very special episode of Thomas the Tank Engine.

Prince Harry is lending his voice to a very special episode of the show "Thomas & Friends: The Royal Engine" to honor the program’s monumental 75th anniversary. According to CNN, the episode features animations of the Queen and Prince Charles as a child.

In the episode, which Harry reportedly recorded back in January while still an active member of the royal family, viewers will see the prince sitting comfortably in an armchair seated next to a fireplace. He then cracks open the book, titled, "Thomas and the Royal Engine."

"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,” Prince Harry said in a statement. “I certainly have fond memories of growing up with Thomas & Friends and being transported to new places through his adventures." Harry added he was “proud” to be a part of the anniversary program.

According to a press statement, Harry, like his wife with her Disney role, took on the project in exchange for a donation charity, however, further details on where the money has gone is not yet available.

The 22-minute special will be available on Netflix on Friday in the United States and available on Saturday in the UK on Channel 5 Milkshake! It will be made available in countries around the world later in the month.