Prince Harry Reveals a Big Anxious Secret for World AIDS Day Campaign
By Stacy Lambe
On World AIDS Day, Prince Harry made a surprising admission. The royal revealed that he, like many of us, gets “incredibly nervously before public speaking.”
In a video launch for his charity Sentebale’s #FeelNoShame campaign, the prince follows in the footsteps of his mother Princess Diana by lending his support to raising awareness for the AIDS pandemic. The 30-year-old royal revealed that he, like many of us, gets “incredibly nervously before public speaking.”
Also like his mother, Harry opens up about being a leader and a voice for a cause while admitting that he still gets anxious in public “no matter how big the crowd or the audience.”
"Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I'm wearing a suit,” Harry says. “Now that I've confessed that, I'll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me. But, thank you very much for everyone who's taken part, and I must encourage as many people to get involved as possible.”
Harry’s video is part of Sentebale’s mission to help children overcome the shame often associated with having HIV or AIDS. The Prince, who co-founded the organization with Princce Seeiso of Lesotho, is among several celebrities being recruited to share their secrets and to help eradicate stigmas and help save lives.