The Duke of Cambridge went first, addressing the crowd about the importance of ridding the world of the stereotypes that follow people suffering from mental health issues.
“Mental health is not a dirty word,” the father of two said. “We all have mental health like we do physical health, good or ill. But not seeking help at those times when it all seems too much or we are depressed or anxious, can impact the rest of our lives. Put it simply the three of us want to make asking for help no longer a big deal.”
William’s wife mirrored his sentiment, adding, “William, Harry, and I feel it is our duty to do what we can, with your help, to shine a spotlight on emotional wellbeing and highlight the support that is out there to prevent or manage the pain at difficult times.”
Kate’s brother-in-law, Prince Harry, concluded the speeches, saying, “It’s time we ended the shame around mental health – the fear of judgement that stops people talking or getting help.”