The Royal trio, William, Kate and Harry have started a campaign to help end the stigma surrounding mental health, called ‘Heads Together’.
Heads Together brings The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry into partnership with charities and organisations that are tackling stigma and providing help for people facing issues with their mental health.
The campaign has been named as the charity of the year for the 2017 London Marathon, and was launched today, on the day of the 2016 marathon.
In a video shared online today to mark the beginning of the campaign, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry were seen giggling and joking around as they wore bright blue headbands bearing the name of their project.
The video was filmed in the gardens of Kensington Palace, as runners prepared for their 26 mile race next year, n behalf on various mental health charities, including Place2Be and Mind.
Prince Harry is patron of the London Marathon Charitable Trust, and handed out medals the the winners of the men ad women category, as well as the paraplegics who completed the gruelling task.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) April 24, 2016
At the end of the video clip, Prince William wanted to do a serious one, but the trio had the giggles, and burst into laughter once more.
A statement on the campaign’s website said: “Through our work with young people, emergency response, homeless charities, and with veterans, we have seen time and time again that unresolved mental health problems lie at the heart of some of our greatest social challenges. Too often, people feel afraid to admit that they are struggling with their mental health.
“This fear of prejudice and judgement stops people from getting help and can destroy families and end lives. Heads Together wants to help people feel much more comfortable with their everyday mental well being and have the practical tools to support their friends and family.”