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Royals William, Kate, Harry & Meghan Reunite For Poignant PSA On Mental Health
By Thanussha Priyah, 07 Oct 2019
Image via Shaun Jeffers / FiledIMAGE / Shutterstock.com
The Dukes and Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex have teamed up to shine a light on mental wellbeing with Britain’s National Health Service (NHS).
The poignant PSA, produced by Love Actually and Bridget Jones’s Diary screenwriter Richard Curtis and British photographer Rankin, sees the royal couples offering their voices to narrate the short film.
The clip also spotlights several UK television personalities, actors and sports stars by the likes of Gillian Anderson, Glenn Close, and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff.
The audio by the royal couples was recorded separately with Curtis, who visited their homes at Kensington Palace and Frogmore Cottage in Windsor in early September.
The beginning of the video opens with Prince William sharing, "Everyone knows that feeling when life gets on top of us,” followed by Prince Harry who adds, “We feel stressed, low, anxious or have trouble sleeping. We think there is nothing to be done, nothing we can do about it.”
The Every Mind Matters campaign is introduced by Meghan Markle, who chimes in, “There’s a new way to help turn things around.” Finally, the Duchess of Cambridge goes into detail about how the program works.
The short film will be played across major UK television networks on Monday evening.
The new Every Mind Matters online program is backed by a number of mental health charities including the Royal Foundation’s Heads Together initiative. The movement reaches out to people by offering advice on taking care of their mental wellbeing.
Its website provides personalized action plans, including tailored recommendations to combat stress and boost moods, as well as optimize sleep and help people feel more in control.
Below, you will find the 60-second version of the short film. Take a look at it after the scroll.
[via Harper’s Bazaar, images via Shaun Jeffers / FiledIMAGE / Shutterstock.com]
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