OF HIS MEN­TAL HEALTH BAT­TLE If you need help, ask for it

Prince’s plea at In­vic­tus Games Romeo is clearly Becks’ son shine

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where they have drawn huge crowds and plau­dits wher­ever they have been.

Harry used his first ma­jor in­ter­na­tional tour with his new wife to talk openly about his own ex­pe­ri­ences.

He told how he be­lieved so­ci­ety would be a bet­ter place if we learn lessons from the heroic in­jured ser­vice­men and women in the games.

He said: “That is some­thing we can all aspire to. You do not have to be a vet­eran who has fought back from in­jury to be in­spired by In­vic­tus.

“You can be a teacher or a doc­tor, a mum or a dad, a child or a grand­par­ent, a farmer, a plumber, a lawyer, or a CEO. Or any­thing at all. You can iden­tify some­thing in your own life that you want to change for the bet­ter.

“And you can let the men and women of the In­vic­tus Games re­mind you that no chal­lenge is too dif­fi­cult to over­come.

“Nowhere is that truer than in the area of men­tal health.

“For that friend or com­rade you know who is un­able to open up about their strug­gles.

“For that man or woman who has watched on tele­vi­sion, you are prov­ing that it’s OK to talk about how we feel.

“To girls and boys who see you speak­ing openly about anx­i­ety, stress and de­pres­sion, you are show­ing it’s OK not to be OK.

“And most im­por­tantly, you are show­ing us all that it’s OK to ask for help.”

Prince Harry, along with Prince Wil­liam and Kate Mid­dle­ton, launched their char­ity Heads To­gether in 2016 to tackle the stigma over men­tal health that pre­vents peo­ple from get­ting help.

A royal source said: “Harry is acutely aware of his plat­form and sees it as one of his mis­sions in life to share his ex­pe­ri­ences to help oth­ers.

“He has al­ready done so much with the In­vic­tus Games but this is truly a spe­cial pro­ject dear to his heart.

“Both he and Meghan share the same val­ues and ideals, and we will see them op­er­at­ing on the world stage to­gether to help oth­ers for many years to come.”

Meghan, who is 14 weeks preg­nant, PROUD dad David Beck­ham gave son Romeo a hug and a kiss on the head at the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the In­vic­tus Games, as wife Vic­to­ria went shop­ping.

Ear­lier the dad of four had en­joyed some fa­ther-son time with 16-year-old Romeo as they watched the wheel­chair bas­ket­ball fi­nal.

Mean­while, fash­ion de­signer Vic­to­ria, 44, en­joyed a shop­ping trip with daugh­ter Harper, seven, and son Cruz, 13. The trip to Oz has been a tur­bu­lent time for Posh and Becks. Last Sun­day David ad­mit­ted on Aus­tralian TV that his mar­riage was “hard work”.

Becks told the in­ter­viewer: “I feel like I’m do­ing OK, but it’s a strug­gle.” ■■Book­maker Co­ral has seen a flurry of bets over the last 48 hours on the name for Meghan and Harry’s first child. Alice is now the 8-1 favourite, with Arthur at 10-1. wowed the crowds again last night when she gave thanks “for wel­com­ing me into the In­vic­tus fam­ily”.

She re­vealed her deep bond with the mil­i­tary be­gan with a visit to Afghanistan long be­fore she met Prince Harry.

In a pas­sion­ate speech, she said the ex­pe­ri­ence gave her “a very spe­cial glimpse into the lives of those who serve our coun­tries”.

To­day the cou­ple start a four-day tour of New Zealand, where they will con­tinue to speak about men­tal health is­sues.

life to share his ex­pe­ri­ence to help oth­ers ROYAL SOURCE ON HOW THE PRINCE USES HIS PLAT­FORM

CRU­SADERS Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex DADDY’S BOY Romeo with Beck­ham SHOPS Vic­to­ria, Harper and Cruz

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