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Prince Charles launches Amazon Prime channel after Harry and Meghan Netflix deal

Prince Charles is set to take on a new role away from his royal duties as he launches his very own Amazon Prime Video channel this week.

The Prince of Wales, 72, is known for his love of conservation and tackling important issues such as climate change, so it comes as no surprise that this will be his focus.

Prince William's father has teamed up with the streaming service to create a new channel, RE:TV, that will go live tomorrow, Sunday, September 26.

The heir to the throne has worked as the editor-in-chief on the channel which showcases a solution that will allow for a more sustainable future.

Prince Charles, who has been extremely vocal about issues such as climate change in the past has pleaded with viewers, informing them that there is hope to change the planet although time is sadly running out.

To mark New York Climate Week, the Prince's new channel will be covering a vast range of topics such as recycling coffee, reseeding rainforests and remodelling fashion.

There are 20 episodes available to stream on the platform with the Prince's team working with local as well as international crews to look into solutions across the globe, as well as documenting projects in the likes of Asia, Africa and Europe.

Prince Charles has been tirelessly campaigning for over forty years, raising awareness for climate change and hoping for a more sustainable future, all of which will be documented on RE:TV.

Speaking about partnering with Amazon, His Royal Highness said: "I've spent a lot my lifetime trying to engage people and businesses with the issues and solutions of the climate crisis. RE:TV was therefore set up with the aim of capturing the will and imagination of humanity and champion the most inspiring solutions for sustainability from around the world.

"I hope that with this partnership with Prime Video we can bring these inspiring innovations and ideas to a wider audience and demonstrate together what is possible in the pursuit of a sustainable future."

Prince Charles' son, Prince Harry, 37, and wife Meghan Markle, 40, previously announced they had joined forces with Netflix in a lucrative deal.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex signed a deal worth £112 million with Netflix that will see the couple working behind the camera, producing movies, television shows and documentaries.

Whereas Charles' younger brother, Prince Edward, has also branched out into television, forming Ardent Productions back in 1993, creating several documentaries and dramas.

Just nine years later, the Earl of Wessex stepped down as managing director in order to focus on his royal duties.

Amazon Prime members can view the content here or by searching for 'RE:TV' on their Prime Video app on mobile, tablets, smart TVs, Fire TV or however they usually watch Prime Video.

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