Prince Harry Celebrates World Mental Health Day in the area That Holds Special Significance to Meghan Markle

Prince Harry has gone back to a meaningful place to celebrate World Mental Health Day.

The royal papa, 35, stepped out on Thursday in Nottingham, the town about 125 miles north of London where he and Meghan Markle handled their first main royal getaway as a couple simply after their Nov. 2017 engagement. (Meghan and Harry lived at Kensington Palace’s Nottingham Cottage before transferring to Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Castle– and it’s even where the royal proposed during a ” comfortable” night roasting a chicken dinner!)

Prince Harry‘s first stop was to Nottingham Academy, where he likewise visited with Meghan, to join a LEGENDARY Partners Support Session with trainees going over psychological health and emotional wellness. He fulfilled with trainees taking advantage of a mentoring program which motivates young people to much better understand their thoughts and actions. The royal dad also reconnected with students he met throughout his previous check out to the school to hear about how they have advanced and are now functioning as good example to more youthful women.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry visit Nottingham in Dec. 2017

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In addition to conference Barney the treatment dog, Harry also signed up with a school assembly where he learned how trainees are handling stress from examinations, home life and sensation overwhelmed.

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Next up, the Duke of Sussex visited the Community Recording Studio, a charity that teaches youths film and music abilities by offering access to expert devices and crucial industry contacts.

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Harry fulfilled some of the youths who are establishing a new “hip hopera” that highlights psychological health problems. They will share some of their personal experiences with the prince prior to performing an extract of the hip hopera.

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In honor of World Mental Health Day, Harry also teamed up with singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran for an enjoyable video shared to his @SussexRoyal Instagram page. The short clip shows Sheeran meeting the prince in order to talk about an issue he believes they share: being teased for having red hair.

” I’ve been trying to compose a song about this to get it out to more individuals,” the hitmaker tells the royal. “People simply don’t understand what it resembles for people like us– with the jokes and the snide remarks. I simply seem like it’s time we stood up and stated, ‘We are ginger, and we are going to combat.’ “

Harry chips in and corrects him, “Um, fine. This is somewhat awkward. There may have been a miscommunication– this has to do with World Mental Health Day?”

When the vocalist realizes his error, he rapidly erases the title of his tune– “Gingers Unite”– on his computer.

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The set then turn to the serious message: “Reach out, ensure your friends, complete strangers, keep an eye out for any person that might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together,” Harry states straight into the video camera. “Cheers.”

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Angie Ronson

Angie Ronson is Editor-in-Chief at THRS. She covers the transformative impact of new technology on all sectors.