Prince Harry made the BEST tour guide at the London Eye on World Mental Health Day
Ok, we admit it, the London skyline is pretty special. So we can forgive Prince Harry for acting like a total tourist when he took a ride in the London Eye yesterday.
To mark World Mental Health Day 2016, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took a special ride in the London Eye. The royals spent the day talking to those who have managed to battle mental health issues thanks to the help of a family member or the support of a friend.
Joking with the some of the guests during the 30 minute ride, Prince Harry pointed out one landmark in particular which he recognised: Buckingham Palace. As he checked to see whether the royal standard was flying above the Palace (a sign that his grandmother is at home) Harry told 48-year-old carer Theresa Cox to wave. Just one more example to add to the list of reasons why we love him.
Together with the Kate and William, Harry is spearheading the ‘Heads Together’ campaign, an initiative that aims to change the current conversation on mental health in the UK.
‘Mental health is not a dirty word. We all have mental health like we do physical health, good or ill. But not seeking help at those times when it all seems too much, or we are depressed or anxious, can impact the rest of our lives. Put simply, the three of us want to make asking for help no longer a big deal’, the Duke of Cambridge recently said.
The three royals have been vocal on the subject in the past, with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge having plenty to say about mental health and the devastating effects struggling with it can pose.
This year, Kate spoke out about wanting to ‘shine a spotlight on emotional wellbeing’ at the reception for World Mental Health Day in County Hall. Hinting at the grief her husband felt at the loss of his mother, the Duchess said ‘all of us know someone who has been through emotional times.’
Here’s to hoping that it inspires more people to open up about their mental wellbeing too.