Pippa Did it, and now he will too.
Pippa Did it, and now Prince William is aiming for the same goal. On Tuesday, the prince announced his plans to run a marathon in Kenya at a London press event for mental health charity Heads Together.
According to Good Morning Britain‘s Sean Fletcher, who was at the event:
I chatted to Prince William, and he has promised that he will run a marathon in Kenya sometime. Then I spoke to Kate and she said, ‘I’ll believe it when I see it.’
Mental health causes has been a passion for the royals, the Duke of Cambridge said:
Mental health matters to each and every one of us. It matters just as much as our physical health. The crews I have worked with, whether RAF Search and Rescue or Air Ambulance, must take their mental health as seriously as they do their physical health or else they would not cope — and, actually, that is true for everybody at some time or another in their life. There are times when, whoever we are, it is hard to cope with challenges — and when that happens, being open and honest and asking for help is life-changing.
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"Over 500 people will be running (the @londonmarathon) for @heads_together, leading from the front, raising funds for the vital services provided by our charity partners" — Prince Harry on how #HeadsTogether runners in the London Marathon will be starting conversations on mental health with their friends and families
Harry also said:
It has been unbelievably encouraging to see that attitudes towards mental health across the country are beginning to change. In the past, the phrase ‘mental health’ would be translated to mental illness. But thankfully that is changing! As a result of family, school or work pressures, everyone’s lives are lived at a frightening pace and these stresses can often seem overwhelming.
Kate added that opening up the dialogue about mental health can be helpful:
William, Harry and I have been very privileged to witness in the course of our work countless examples of simple conversations that have changed lives, which were the first step on a path to recovery. Just last week at the Anna Freud Centre, I heard from one mother how talking to a support worker was — in her words — like medicine. Simply by having someone there to have a conversation with helped her immensely.
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