The hilarious video sends out a strong message to everyone suffering from Mental Health issues.
Though discussed widely today, mental health still remains a taboo in many segments of society. Therefore, the observation of October 10 as World Mental Health Day is important to raise awareness across many parts of the world. Keeping this aim in mind, one of Britain's favorite young Royals joined hands with a famous musician to let the world know of the significance of mental health.
According to CNN, Prince Harry and pop sensation Ed Sheeran came together for a video to spread awareness for World Mental Health Day. The famous British duo not only sent a strong message but also joked about them being known as Britain's famous redheads.
The video which starts on a hilarious note showed the Perfect singer knock at the door of Prince Harry after prepping himself for the big meeting. "I'm going to go and film a thing with Prince Harry. He contacted me about doing a charity video with him, which, you know, is going to be good. I've long admired him from afar," says the 28-year-old, according to Billboard. The duo who looked very excited about meeting each other is then seen seated together to discuss what they were "both quite passionate about."
"This for me is a subject and a conversation that’s just not talked about enough. I think people all over the world are really suffering," says the 35-year-old royal. On hearing that, Ed Sheeran says how he wanted to write a song on the topic. "People just don't understand what it's like for people like us," says the singer. Harry, however, seemed to be very confused by the artist's statement.
Wasting no time, Sheeran explains to Harry what he means by the statement. "You know, with the jokes and the 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'," says Sheeran.
Prince Harry who looked a bit surprised corrects the singer who got it all wrong. He tells Sheeran that the video was about World Mental Health Day. Sheeran suddenly deletes the title of his powerpoint that read “Gingers Unite.” He even erases the line "change the perception of people with Moroccan sunset hair," on the presentation.
Looking awkward and embarrassed, he agrees to the Prince and says he was aware of the motive behind their meeting. The video concludes with the pair urging everyone to reach out to that suffering from the illness. "Guys this World Mental Health Day, reach out, make sure your friends, strangers lookout for anyone who might be suffering in silence; we're all in this together," said Harry.
The video was then posted on the official Sussex Royal Instagram account with a caption that said, "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. 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."
This is not the first time, Prince Harry has been vocal about mental health. Since the very beginning, Harry has spearheaded many campaigns and programs for the issue. In 2017, he joined an initiative with Prince William and The Duchess of Cambridge to tackle the stigma surrounding the illness. Recently, he along with Meghan attended a public service announcement for a campaign called #EveryMindMatters.
Ed Sheeran, too, has been an advocate for mental health over the years. Constantly struggling with anxiety, he has made it a point to raise awareness. "I get anxiety every day. It creeps up on you. I’ve been working on it for eight years and I closed off from reality. ‘Whether it’s getting rid of your phone or only looking at emails twice a day. Or cutting down my friendship group to the bare minimum just so I can trust everyone," said the singer, who opened about his mental health.