Inspiring everyone to talk freely about any personal issues they face, Prince William, Prince Harry and Princess Kate have featured in a video for their Heads Together Campaign. The aim of this campaign is to reduce the stigma around mental health.
The touching video comes ahead of Sunday’s London Marathon in which the royals have asked every runner to wear a “Heads Together” headband to support their organization. In the footage, the three royals discuss the benefits of talking over emotional issues as a part of the #OktoSay series of the campaign.
In this video, the three royals can be seen having a heartfelt conversation where William and Harry talk about their bond with their mother and how it feels to have lost her.
Princess Kate says that a young mother once told her that “just talking to somebody, having those conversations” was like a medicine for her. The mother also told the princess that it was okay to still have the conversation even if it feels awkward or uncomfortable.
Watch an excerpt from the video here:
Kate then asks William and Harry if the campaign made them think about how they coped with the death of their mother as they were teenagers at the time. To this, Prince William replies,
We have been brought closer as a result of the circumstances as well. You are uniquely bonded because of what we’ve been through. Even Harry and I though, over the years, have not talked enough about our mother.
Kate shared her own experience of being a new mother and terming the moment of welcoming the first child as a “life-changing moment”. Kate says,
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Nothing can really prepare you for that. I remember the first few days with little [Prince] George, you have no idea, really, what you’re doing. No matter how many books you read.
To this, Prince William adds,
There’s no rule book. There’s no training that teaches you how to do it. You just learn from previous generations and hope that you can translate it into what, you know, what you want to do.
Talking about the marathon, Prince Harry says,
The London Marathon is, to some people, a year in the making. This is their opportunity to put closure on an issue. This is their opportunity to be part of something amazing. It’s really exciting for all of us to be part of that, I think. Everybody in the marathon being given a headband. People running for all sorts of different reasons. But as you guys have clearly pointed out over and over again, you could draw 150 charities everybody’s running for around in a circle and in the middle will be mental health. It’s the one thing that binds everything together.