Prince Harry’s Video With Ed Sheeran Has the Internet Losing It Over a Doorbell
It’s the little things.
In this case, it’s the little thing of the doorbell chime featured in the video Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, made with “Beautiful People” singer, Ed Sheeran, for World Mental Health Day.
Earlier today, Sheeran and the royal posted an Instagram video about not suffering in silence with mental illness. In the beginning of the video, Sheeran explained — as he was getting his beard trimmed — that he’d be visiting Prince Harry whom he’s “long admired from afar” for years after the Duke of Sussex reached out to him about “doing a charity video.”
‘Good Save The Queen’ doorbell
Sheeran arrived at a residence, rang the doorbell, and what sound comes out? The national anthem, “God Save The Queen.”
Talk about a sweet gesture to your grandmother and the leader of the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II. We hope others in the royal family have the national anthem as their doorbell chime as well.
Followers of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s Instagram account promptly made comments about the doorbell.
Reactions like “So funny!… Especially the doorbell…,” “The door bell makes me laugh so much,” and “That doorbell tune is the best,” made up the comments section according to Express.
The video continued with Sheeran and the Duke of Sussex sitting down with the musician (jokingly) thinking they were coming together to stop people making fun of gingers as they both have reddish-orange hair.
“Well, you know, with like the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it’s time that we stood up and said, you know, ‘We’re not going to take this anymore. We are ginger and we’re going to fight,’” Sheeran said to Prince Harry.
At that point, the Duke of Sussex broke the news to the 28-year-old Grammy Award-winner that they were in fact there to make a video about World Mental Health Day.
While the video had a joking, playful tone at the beginning, it became serious when the two spoke about mental health. Looking at the camera Prince Harry said, “Guys, this World Mental Health Day, reach out and make sure that your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together.”
They filmed the video at Princess Eugenie’s house
While viewers (ourselves included) may have thought they’d be getting a glimpse inside Frogmore Cottage, the recently renovated home (that caused a controversy as a result of taxpayer dollars paying for a portion of the costs) Prince Harry shares with his wife, Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, and their five-month-old son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, they were sadly mistaken.
Sheeran and Prince Harry filmed the video inside Ivy Cottage, Princess Eugenie of York’s home that she shares with her husband, Jack Brooksbank, Cosmopolitan learned via Hello! after the British publication recognized the front door from photographs taken by Princess Margaret’s husband, Lord Snowden.
For those watching the video who didn’t recognize the front door — frankly, probably the majority of viewers — there was no doubt the home didn’t belong to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after Prince Harry opened the door, revealing a framed black-and-white portrait of Princess Eugenie and Brooksbank from their wedding in October of last year, on the wall behind him.
It’s not surprising Frogmore Cottage wasn’t chosen as the location for the video, seeing as he and Markle have worked very hard to maintain some semblance of a private life as a couple and as new parents. Plus, their home is known to have heavy security comparable to Fort Knox.