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Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel. This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Two-Day Visit to Leeds

  July 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

During his two-day visit to Leeds this past Thursday and Friday, Prince Harry visited a number of charities in city connected to his patronages and personal interests. He began at a mental health charity fair hosted by the Leeds Community Foundation where the Prince delivered a speech on the subject, which he and the Cambridges have been working on through their Heads Together campaign. While speaking of the positive steps … Continue reading

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Prince William In GQ: Mental Health, His Children, And Diana

  May 29, 2017 at 9:53 am by

The Duke of Cambridge has given an exclusive interview to British GQ magazine for their July edition. In the interview with Alastair Campbell, Prince William’s main focus promotion of the mental health campaign Heads Together he started with his wife, Catherine, and brother Harry last year. “I’ve been really shocked how many people live in fear and in silence because of their mental illness…I cannot understand how families, even behind closed doors, … Continue reading

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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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A Chat At The Palace: William, Kate, Harry Discuss Heads Together Motivation

  April 21, 2017 at 8:46 am by

Kensington Palace this morning released a video of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry discussing their motivations behind starting the Heads Together campaign. The royals came to the conclusion that a lot of their individual causes – bereavement, military, addiction – all had one common thread: mental health issues – “the one thing that binds everything together”. During the video, Kate – who is implied to have had … Continue reading

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“Smash It!” Harry’s Message of Support for London Marathon Runners

  April 19, 2017 at 10:38 am by

Prince Harry this morning encouraged participants in this year’s London Marathon to “smash it” as he opened the 2017 London Marathon Expo at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. He wrote his message of support on the encouragement wall, after having the assistance of 5-year-old Mellisa Howse to cut the ribbon allowing runners to enter the Expo and collect their race numbers and goodies. A dozen runners were given their … Continue reading

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Prince William Talks Mental Health With Lady Gaga

  April 18, 2017 at 8:23 am by

As part of the Heads Together campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health, a video was released today by Kensington Palace of the Duke of Cambridge’s video chat with pop star Lady Gaga. The duo spoke about mental health and how important it is to encourage people from all walks of life to feel comfortable with talking to others about their mental health, for their own wellbeing. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks About Mother’s Death For ‘The Telegraph’ Mental Health Podcast

  April 16, 2017 at 11:01 pm by

Prince Harry has given an unprecedented insight about how he came to terms with his mother’s 1997 death in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph‘s Bryony Gordon for her new Mad World mental health podcast series. “I can safely say that losing my mum at the age of 12, and therefore shutting down all of my emotions for the last 20 years, has had a quite serious effect on not only my personal … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

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“There Is No Rule Book, No Right or Wrong” – Duchess of Cambridge Speaks Motherhood At Film Launch

  March 23, 2017 at 1:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken about the joys and challenges of motherhood as she helped launch a film series put together by family charity Best Beginnings. “Nothing can really prepare you for you the sheer overwhelming experience of what it means to become a mother.  It is full of complex emotions of joy, exhaustion, love, and worry, all mixed together,” Kate said, remarking how it is challenging even for people … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Speaks Mental Health With Veterans At London Conference

  March 16, 2017 at 4:17 am by

As part of the Heads Together Campaign, Prince Harry participated in the Veterans’ Mental Health Conference at King’s College London. Harry met a number of military personnel who were injured in combat and saw their mental health suffer as a result. Among them were former Royal Marine Philip Eaglesham, who contracted Q Fever while in Afghanistan, and Major Ivan Castro, who lost his eyesight during a tour of Iraq. The conference was organised by in … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Help Kick Off Children’s Mental Health Week

  February 6, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have paid a visit to Mitchell Brook Primary School in London to help launch Children’s Mental Health Week. The school was the host of Place2Be’s Big Assembly. After being greeted by a steel pan children’s orchestra, William and Kate sat in on the assembly where pupils from the school were presented with awards celebrating their kind actions towards others – the theme of this year’s Children’s Mental … Continue reading

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Catch Me If You Can: Prince Harry Bests William & Kate During Relay Sprint

  February 5, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Taking part in a relay race during a training event for the London Marathon with Heads Together teams, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were defeated by Prince Harry on their starting leg of the relay. With a grin on his face, the Prince looked back over his shoulder several times as he neared the change-over to ascertain just how far ahead of his brother and sister-in-law he was. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits London Ambulance Service For Heads Together Campaign

  February 2, 2017 at 11:33 am by

Helping to kick off Time to Talk Day, Prince Harry paid a visit to the London Ambulance Service headquarters in London on Thursday, to help increase the conversation about mental health. Harry spoke with a number of paramedics and emergency line operators about their experiences and how their job impacts on their mental health, and what they do to counteract any negative effects. “Sometimes those first few seconds stay with … Continue reading

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A Visit to Help For Heroes At Tedworth House For Prince Harry

  January 23, 2017 at 5:25 pm by

Since he left the military in June 2015, the main focus of Prince Harry’s charity work has been on the mental health of returned servicemen and women. Today’s engagement – a visit to one of Help for Heroes’s Recovery Centres, Tedworth House, on the border of Wiltshire and Hampshire. The Prince spent time speaking with former service personnel who have received support through the Help for Heroes Hidden Wounds program, which provides mental health assessments … Continue reading

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William, Kate & Harry Continue Mental Health Campaign

  January 17, 2017 at 10:58 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have continued promoting their Head Together campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and encourage people to speak out when they need help. Speaking at the meeting this morning – which was held as the first in the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, that Heads Together has been chosen as the charity of the year for – the … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester

  November 4, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today paid a private visit to the Nelson Trust Women’s Centre in Gloucester, which provides support to women and their families with a focus on mental health, abuse and trauma, and addiction issues. She heard a number of personal stories from women who have received help from the centre in the past, and how the support made a change in their lives. She also spoke with … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Foreign Solo Trip

  October 11, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was in The Netherlands today, on her first solo trip abroad. She first had lunch with King Willem-Alexander at Villa Eikenhorst, before continuing on to engagements in The Hague and Rotterdam. At the Mauritshuis, Kate was shown the museum’s permanent collection which includes many pieces from the Dutch Golden Age, who artists include Rembrandt van Rijn, Johannes Vermeer, Frans Hals and Jan Steen. After taking in Girl With A … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

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The Cambridges On Tour: Farewell Canada!

  October 1, 2016 at 5:41 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have completed their tour of Canada today, farewelling the country with a seaplane tour over Victoria with Prince George and Princess Charlotte. The young royals – particularly George – were more than happy to wave enthusiastically to the crowd which had gathered to catch a final glimpse of the royal visitors, as they waited while their parents thanked Governor-General David Johnston and other dignitaries before … Continue reading

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