Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have teamed up for a video released to raise awareness of World Mental Health Day.
The video, released on Prince Harry’s Instagram page, was released to mark the global awareness day on Thursday (October 10).
The premise of the video is based on a misunderstanding. Ed, who studied music in Guildford and played at the town’s Boileroom venue before coming a global pop superstar, goes to see Harry with the aim of doing a “gingers unite” song.
The venue for the meeting was initially thought to be Harry and Meghan’s Frogmore Cottage home in Windsor. However, it is actually believed to be Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s residence in Kensington Palace.
“People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us,” Ed says, as the duo discuss matters at the table. “You know, with the jokes and snide comments, I just feel like it’s time we stood up and said we’re not going to take this anymore. We are ginger, and we’re going to fight.”
“Erm, okay,” Harry responds. “Erm, slightly awkward, maybe there’s been a miscommunication, this is about World Mental Health Day.”
“Yeah, of course,” Ed backtracks. “I definitely knew that.” The camera then pans to Ed deleting “gingers unite” as the title of a document on his laptop.
The video finishes with Harry and Ed addressing the camera directly. Harry says: “This World Mental Health Day, reach out, make sure that your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence. We are all in this together.”
On the Instagram post accompanying the video on Harry’s page, the caption reads: “Both Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself, your friends and those around you.
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“There’s no need to suffer in silence – share how you’re feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together. #WMHD”
World Mental Health Day was first created in 1992.
It takes place every year on October 10 as a day to raise awareness of mental illness and its effects on peoples’ lives across the globe.
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