UK's William, Harry and Kate open up about emotional struggles
Apr 21 2017 by Francis Osborne
Britain's Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry have given their most public comments on their emotional struggles and how the siblings' closeness helped them cope with their mother's death.
In a six-minute film recorded at Kensington Palace in central London on Wednesday, the trio discussed the stress of becoming new parents, dealing with trauma at work, and the death of the princes' mother, Princess Diana, in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997. "You are uniquely bonded because of what we've been through".
"Absolutely. It's time that everyone speaks up and really feels normal about mental health", Prince William agreed.
When the Duchess of Cambridge spoke openly Thursday about the loneliness of being a young mother, she joined her husband and her brother-in-law in having candid, open conversations this week about mental health. "I think, I think the point that we've learnt over this campaign is that if you talk, if you're able and comfortable enough to be able to talk about certain issues, certain experiences, then you come out of it a far better person", he replied. "When you start thinking like that, it can be really damaging".
Even during a recent interview when Harry was asked his current happiness, the royal tactfully dodged the query and carried on to discuss the subject matter at hand, that being the Heads Together Campaign. 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. "I just didn't know what was wrong with me", he said. "We are starting to talk", Gaga said during their conversation over FaceTime.
Middleton's meeting is the latest development in her ongoing mental health initiative.
Prince Harry agreed, adding: "It's always sold as everyone else's life is ideal".
In response to the announcement that Prince George would be enrolling, Thomas's Battersea, who run other day schools in Clapham, Fulham and the Royal's home borough of Kensington, issued the statement: 'The Duke and Duchess have made it clear that they do not wish Prince George's attendance at Thomas's to change its aims, values or ethos in any way'. "I wanted to do the London Marathon for Heads Together and my own local Mind because I've realised how important it is to talk about mental health and wellbeing and also how vital it is for local mental health services in my area and the rest of the United Kingdom".