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.”
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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.