Prince William gets emotional at mental health panel

If you don't know, back in 2017, Prince William, Prince Harry, and Duchess Kate Middleton created Heads Together to help combat the stigma over mental health.

"We went out to a lot of people and nobody, before we started, was interested in being a part of "Heads Together" - because it was mental health", he said, speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss resort of Davos.

But in the early days "not one celebrity" wanted to be involved with the Royal Foundation's "Heads Together" campaign, according to Prince William.

There was a significant discussion around the issue of stigma in mental health, which was probably because of the Duke of Cambridge's presence, she said.

"No one was talking about it".

"Because I have the opportunity to do so, I do want to pay tribute to His Royal Highness, I just don't think you can underestimate the power at an worldwide level of you having spoken so openly", Ms Ardern said.

He added: "Something in the day comes along that is closely related to your own personal life and that really takes you over a line".

Prince William has opened up about how a traumatic incident during his work as an Air Ambulance Pilot makes him get emotional about his children.

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It's a mental health initiative that now has the vocal support of some of the world's biggest stars. "I read about it, and became immersed in it, because it was a key social problem, globally, and someone had to burst the bubble", he said. "We should get over it", William began. "We should get over it".

The Duke of Cambridge didn't go into details but admitted that he was left with "issues" after one event in particular and needed to speak it over with others.

He said that many of those who lost loved ones in the war preferred not to talk about it, bottled up their feelings, and accidentally passed this attitude onto their children.

"A whole generation inherited it".

'As a team you draw it out and you debrief about it, and I know that if I hadn't taken the action that I did then I would have gone down a slippery slope and I would have been dealing with mental illness on a different level.

When Prince William asked the Davos audience whether they or anyone they knew had been through mental illness, nearly everyone raised their hand.

The Government will respond to it in March, but Ardern told the audience mental heath was one of five priorities in this year's so-called wellbeing Budget, touted as the first of its kind in the world. "It has to come from the top", he said.

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