William was advised he should “Netflix and chill” as he took a trip to the cinema to learn about the Royal African Society’s film festival.
The Prince of Wales attended the event in central London at The Garden Cinema on Wednesday afternoon where he heard that not enough black stories are being told on screen.
The heir to the throne sat in the audience for a Q&A session during the event, the aim of which is to give young film students of African heritage an opportunity to learn more about the industry, network with others and learn from professionals.
William, who is patron of the Royal African Society, also joined workshop groups and heard about the experiences of students.
When he expressed interest in watching more African films, he was advised he could “Netflix and chill” – a somewhat risque slang term – with a new movie being released on the streaming platform later this week.
EbonyLife TV and EbonyLife Films founder Mo Abudu spoke to William in one of the small discussion groups.
She suggested he watch The King’s Horseman, a film made by her company, which is due to be released on Netflix on Friday.
Ms Abudu later reflected on her interaction with William, saying: “He said he hasn’t watched a lot of African films but that he would like to and that he’s going to watch The King’s Horseman.
“I’m excited that I’ve been able to tell the prince about my film today.”
Asked what William’s reaction was, she said: “I said you must ‘Netflix and chill’ and he nodded.”
The Prince of Wales as he attends an event as part of the Royal Africa Society's biennial film festival. Tim P. Whitby
The Prince of Wales and Arunma Oteh (left), Chair of The Royal African Society, Tim P. Whitby