The Sussex Royals' official Instagram page has just released a video featuring the Duke of Sussex and Ed Sheeran working together to promote raise awareness for World Mental Health Day. The video follows Ed Sheeran as he meets Prince Harry for the first time. "I'm really excited today," says Ed Sheeran, "I'm going to go and film a thing with Prince Harry who cantacted me about doing a charity video with him which you know is going to be good. I've long admired him from afar so I guess I'll see you there!."
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Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you. There’s no need to suffer in silence - share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together. #WMHD Check out the accounts below for more resources and support: @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation
The cameras follow Ed Sheeran as he goes to Frogmore Cottage, Prince Harry's home with wife Meghan and baby Archie. Ed and Harry then sit down to talk about a collaborative project in an issue that is close to both their hearts. The lighthearted video which is respresentative of Price Harry's personality, takes a slightly comical turn as Ed Sheeran says "It's time we stood up and said we are not going to take this anymore.We are ginger and we are going to fight." To which Harry responds, "Um, ok. Slightly awkward. There might have been a miscommunications, but this is about World Mental Health Day?" Ed Sheeran meekly retracts saying "Um, yeah I knew that..." as the cameras flash to his laptop which show talking points under the headline "Gingers United". LOL.
The video ends with Ed and Harry talking to the camera and the young prince tells the audience to spread the world about World Mental Health Day and for everyone to reach out and tell friends and family about it. "Lookout for anybody that might be suffering in silence," says Harry, "We are all in this together."
We absolutely love the powerful message delivered by the young royal who's famous mother was known to have suffered from mental health issues. Kudos to Prince Harry for his creative use of social media and celebrity to raise awareness for this pressing issue that everyone needs to be talking more about.