Last week William joked: “I'm very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the sleep deprivation society that is parenting.”
The Duke of Cambridge has teamed up with celebrities including Katy Perry, Stephen Fry, and Jameela Jamil to record a radio message to mark the start of mental health awareness week.The minute-long message was broadcast at 10.59am on Monday 13 May across more than 300 UK radio stations and featured Prince William and his fellow A-listers discussing the importance of listening and the positive role it can play in our mental health.At the beginning of the message, Perry said "while we are listening, we’re not really listening", before Fry added that "there are people out there who are desperate to be heard".Prince William joined in the conversation, telling listeners: "Being able to talk about how you’re feeling is essential to keeping emotionally and physically healthy."Each and everyone one of us has the power to make a difference."The message marks a collaboration between Radiocentre, the industry body for commercial radio, and Heads Together, the mental health campaign spearheaded by the duke's Royal Foundation.The recording comes days after William joined forces with his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to launch a text messaging helpline to support those struggling with poor mental health health.The initiative, dubbed Shout, was formed from a £3m grant donated from the Royal Foundation, the charity that the four royals run together and use to fund various philanthropic projects ranging from wildlife conservation to supporting young people.> Today at 10:59, make sure you turn on the radio for the MentalHealthMinute with The Duke of Cambridge, @katyperry, @stephenfry @JameelaJamil & @AleshaOfficial on +300 UK radio stations. > > What better way to kick off MentalHealthAwarenessWeek? https://t.co/Jko7ttFfgy pic.twitter.com/8cCsN7pMuH> > — Heads Together (@heads_together) > > May 13, 2019Shout aims to help those in need progress from “crisis to calm” by providing them with trained volunteers offering instant support. The service is anonymous, free to use and open 24/7.Earlier this year, William took part in a panel discussion about mental health at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.During the talk, the royal spoke about his own experiences with mental health in a bid to highlight the important role employers play in promoting health workplaces.Recalling one particular incident when he worked as an ambulance pilot, William said if he didn’t have supportive colleagues to turn to about the situation, he would likely have “gone down a slippery slope” mentally. “I still find it very difficult to talk about it,” the father-of-three said."I get very emotional about it because it relates very closely to my children and so it is very hard to talk about it.“I know that if I hadn’t taken the action that I did then, I would have definitely gone down a slippery slope and I would have been dealing with mental illness on a different level.”Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019.
One PR expert thinks a joint engagement, soon after the reports of a feud began to emerge, could have quickly helped to dispel the stories.
Speculation of a rift between the Cambridges and Sussexes began at the end of 2018, but one PR expert thinks the rumours could have been dispelled quicker with a joint engagement. Speaking on Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box,' Nick Ede says: “They could have killed these stories pretty quickly and they could have made it much, much sharper, even just getting them all out together on some kind of event and having them all out together laughing and smiling,” While they’ve attended annual official events such as Trooping the Colour and the Remembrance Day and Commonwealth Day services, the foursome have only had one charity engagement together - The Royal Foundation Forum in February 2018. But royal editor Robert Jobson believes William, Kate, Meghan and Harry probably won’t have gone along with that idea, if suggested to them, “because there was something to the story.”
Princess Diana’s former astrologer says that Kate Middleton is a “steadying force” for Prince William. Debbie Frank worked with the late princess for eight years and had regular contact with her. She speaks to Yahoo UK's royal correspondent Danielle Stacey, about what the royals’ star signs reveal about their relationships. Kate is Capricorn, while William is Cancerian. Speaking on 'The Royal Box,' Ms Frank says: "Kate and William are opposite, they say opposites attract. I think he needs his own rock, his own steadying force and I think that’s really what Kate is for him." Meghan is a Leo, while Harry is a Virgo. Ms Frank says: "Harry is a Virgo and they love to do things for other people. So they actually make quite a good couple in a way, it’s earth and fire. "He’s a bit more like the royal servant, even though he is a royal prince, but he would love to do everything he can for, he’s very devoted."
With a wardrobe of tuxedos and a glamorous social calendar, Prince William is living rather like a real life James Bond. The Duke of Cambridge has interned at security service MI5, secret intelligence service MI6 and GCHQ, according to Kensington Palace.
Rumours of a feud between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex began to circulate, shortly after it was announced that Meghan and Harry would be moving to Frogmore Cottage. With various reports of tensions between the brothers and a fall-out between the sisters-in-laws, it's had everyone analysing their every move. One royal author Anna Pasternak speaks to Yahoo UK's 'The Royal Box' about why she thinks that rumours of a royal rift are true.