OF HIS MENTAL HEALTH BATTLE If you need help, ask for it
Prince’s plea at Invictus Games Romeo is clearly Becks’ son shine
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.
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CRUSADERS Duke and Duchess of Sussex DADDY’S BOY Romeo with Beckham SHOPS Victoria, Harper and Cruz