Gingers unite…sort of.
Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have teamed up for a video in support of World Mental Health Day – and the pair start by joking about their red hair.
The meetup begins with Prince Harry noting “It’s like looking in the mirror,” before welcoming the similarly-dressed “Shape of You” singer into a home. They then start a discussion on an important issue they’re both passionate about.
“I’ve been trying to write a song about this to get it out to more people,” Sheeran tells the Duke of Sussex. “People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us – with the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it’s time we stood up and said, ‘We are ginger, and we are going to fight.’”
There’s then a slightly awkward silence before Prince Harry corrects the musician, saying he’s asked him older to discuss World Mental Health Day.
The duo then gets serious. “Reach out, make sure your friends, strangers, look out for anybody that might be suffering in silence. We’re all in this together,” Harry says, sitting beside Sheeran while speaking right to the camera.
The video was posted to Meghan and Harry’s shared Instagram account. “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,” the caption reads. “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.” The caption also includes a list of accounts that link to that provide support and additional resources.
Watch the full video of Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran’s team-up below.
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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. #WMHD Check out the accounts below for more resources and support: @Heads_Together @Calmzone @MentalHealthFoundation @CharityNoPanic @SamaritansCharity @YoungMindsUK @GiveUsAShoutInsta @Childline_official @LetsTalkAboutMentalHealth @Jedfoundation @Pandas_UK @Charitysane @MindCharity @TimeToChangeCampaign @RethinkMentalIllness @MentalHealthMates @ActionHappiness @MHFAEngland @DitchTheLabel @TheBlurtFoundation