Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle Reunite for This Special Reason
Prince William, Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Kate Middleton have come together for a very special reason that’ s near and dear to all of their hearts. They’ve easily slammed all the rumors of a feud while lending their support and voices to a mental health PSA for a new initiative called Every Mind Matters.
The Fab Four join forces again
Prince William, Prince Harry, Markle, and Middleton can be heard narrating a short film that’s part of a new initiative with Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Other celebrities involved are Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, Davina McCall, and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff.
Every Mind Matters is a new online program, with Harper’s Bazaar explaining that the website allows people “to create a personalized action plan that recommends tailored self-care actions to help deal with stress, boost mood, improve sleep and feel in control.”
William, Harry, Markle, and Middleton lend their voices
The video begins with Prince William noting: “Everyone knows that feeling when life gets on top of us. All over the country, millions of us face challenges to our mental health. At all ages, at all intensities and for all sorts of reasons. We feel stressed, low, anxious and have trouble sleeping. Me, you…”
Prince Harry continues, “…your brother, your mother, your friend, your colleague, your neighbor. Waiting. Wondering. Hoping. Hurting. We think there’s nothing to be done. Nothing we can do about it.”
Markle adds, “But now, there’s a new way to help turn things around. Every Mind Matters will show you simple ways to look after your mental health.”
Middleton explains: “It’ll get you started with a free online plan designed to help you deal with stress, boost your mood, improve your sleep, and feel more in control.”
They further note: “We can all benefit from taking simple steps to look after our mental health… and help those around us. Because good mental health makes such a difference.”
The 60-second version was released today, but the full two-and-a-half minute version will air Monday at 8:45 p.m. on all major British TV networks.
The royals each recorded their piece individually at their homes at Kensington Palace and Frogmore Cottage in September.
The Sussexes and Cambridges are praised for their efforts
Both the Sussexes and Cambridges have been involved in initiatives involving mental health, with Health Secretary Matt Hancock sharing the couples’ “bravery” at a screening of the new film. Hancock shared: “I want to put on the record my admiration for the way that the Princes and the Duchesses have contributed to changing how our society here in the UK — and I think around the world — think about mental health, and their own bravery in speaking out about it.”
He continued: “This is one of the most clear examples of them taking that lead and they do so much for so many people. Our health — both mental and physical — is an asset that needs to be nurtured. Every Mind Matters will benefit us all with an accessible tool to help manage our wellbeing at the click of a button.”
PHE chief executive Duncan Selbie further noted: “Every Mind Matters aims to help people to better handle life’s ups and downs. This is not about the very severe end of mental illness. This is about a prevention intervention, a digital innovation. It’s about reaching people with the help that they’re looking for.”