Young royals appear in new video as part of mental health campaign


In a newly released video, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Catherine, sit down with Prince Harry to discuss why mental health issues are so important to them.

The young royals are seen sitting at a picnic table in the video, discussing why they decided to make mental health the focus of their charitable work and why they launched the “Heads Together” campaign.

The campaign, led by The Royal Foundation in partnership with eight British and international charities, aims to challenge the stigma of mental illness and to show that “simple conversations” can be the first step to healing.

The video released Friday is part of a week-long blitz to raise awareness of the campaign.

Earlier this week, Prince Harry revealed in a podcast interview that he sought counselling four years ago, after coming close to a “complete breakdown” brought on by years of refusing to deal with the grief of losing his mother Diana, Princess of Wales.

The following day, Prince William released a video in which he spoke with pop star Lady Gaga, via FaceTime, about why she decided to speak publicly about her own struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder.