Better safe than sorry! On Thursday morning, Prince Harry took to Facebook Live to share footage of himself getting tested for HIV at the Guys and St. Thomas’ Hospital in London.
The 31-year-old red headed royal met with a doctor to show just how easy it is to get tested. Noting that he is currently “single,” Harry still thought it was important to have the test done, “whether you’re a man, woman, gay, straight, black, white, whatever, a ginger!”
He was asked to wash his hands and then got his finger pricked. The results were instant and Harry was given a clean bill of health.
Prince William’s younger brother continued to promote the simple steps to get tested, saying, “Why wouldn’t you? It’s a normal test.”
Prince Harry is determined to carry on his late mother Princess Diana’s legacy of fighting against HIV. Last month he announced his plans to work closely with charities dedicated to HIV awareness and prevention.
"The Prince is now determined to help his generation understand that the battle against the disease has not yet been won and still needs fighting,” a royal spokesperson said.
The royals have also recently been making headlines for their stance against bullying. Just last month, Prince William appeared on the cover of the LGBT magazine, Attitude, making history as the first royal to do so.
"No one should have to put up with the kind of hate that these young people have endured in their lives," the father of two told the mag. "The young gay, lesbian and transgender individuals I met through Attitude are truly brave to speak out and to give hope to people who are going through terrible bullying right now."