Prince William struggled to convince celebrities for mental health campaign: report


Prince William and Prince Harry have been advocating for mental health in the past years, but the former had a hard time convincing the celebrities to support his mental health campaign.

Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton have all worked together to campaign for better mental health. However, the Duke of Cambridge had a hard time convincing celebrities to join his mental health campaign.

Prince William shared struggles on mental health campaign

Prince Harry didn’t face any difficulty connecting with celebrities for his docuseries The Me You Can’t See on Apple TV+. The show featured a range of celebrities including singer Lady Gaga, Oscar-nominated actress Glenn Close, NBA player Langston Galloway and celebrity chef Rashad Armstead.

Meanwhile, Prince William discussed in 2019 at the Davos Economic Forum that he struggled convincing celebrities to get on board with his mental health campaign.

“What was very interesting from when we set up the campaign was that not one celebrity wanted to join us,” he said.

“Not one person wanted to be involved in the mental health campaign, Heads Together.”

According to the future king, they approached a lot of people and nobody was interested in being part of it before they started. He believed they didn’t want to take part in it because it was about mental health.

The duke added that when the initiative was in full swing and after his wife, Kate Middleton, and younger brother, Prince William, “put our necks on the line” many celebrities and normal people came forward to support the cause. The Duke of Cambridge said it is easier for them to get people involved at the present.

Harry’s docuseries revisited

The Me You Can’t See is a five-part docuseries that Prince Harry co-produced with Oprah Winfrey. It was dropped on Apple’s streaming service last month.

In the docuseries, both Winfrey and Prince Harry shared their mental health struggles. The TV host recounted the time she was whipped by her grandmother, made to sleep on the outdoor porch by her mom, and raped by a cousin at age 9.

Prince Harry also shared his trauma and anxiety after his mom Princess Diana passed away. The duke shared how his mom was chased by paparazzi to death and explained how the media allegedly bullied his wife. Prince Harry explained that they step down from their royal duties because he doesn’t want to lose Markle.

“You’re talking about history repeating itself? They’re not going to stop until she dies,” he said.

Meghan Markle’s husband also said that he shared his story to help others open up about their mental health.

Image used courtesy of E! News/YouTube Screenshot

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