After teasing fans yesterday, Prince Harry and Ed Sheeran have unveiled their full joint video honoring World Mental Health Day today. The lighthearted clip, shared on the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s official Instagram, features a gag between the royal and the singer-songwriter as one of them misunderstands the reason for their meeting. (Spoiler: It’s not Harry.)
The video starts with Sheeran getting his hair done, saying he’s “really excited” to work with Prince Harry, someone he’s “long admired” from afar. He visits the Duke of Sussex, presumably at his home, and they discuss a pressing issue the singer is “quite passionate about.” He even wrote a song about it. The only issue is, Sheeran thinks he and Harry have teamed up to stand up for gingers, but the prince clarifies that it’s for World Mental Health Day. Awkward.
“For me, the subject, the conversation is just not talked about enough. And people all over the world are really suffering,” Prince Harry says to Sheeran’s agreement.
“That’s exactly what I’m trying to do. People just don’t understand what it’s like for people like us,” the singer later adds, referring to their red hair.
“What?” asks Harry.
“You know, with the jokes, the snide comments, you know. I just feel it’s time we stood up and said we’re not going to take this anymore. We are gingers and we’re gonna fight,” Sheeran continues.
“Um, okay. Slightly awkward,” Harry responds. “There may be a miscommunication, but this is about World Mental Health Day.” At this point, Sheeran awkwardly looks around deletes the “GINGERS UNITE” presentation he has prepared on his laptop.
Jokes aside, Sheeran and Prince Harry gather at the end of the video to share an important message with their viewers. “Guys, this World Mental Health Day, reach out, make sure that your friends, strangers, look out for anybody who might be suffering in silence,” the Duke of Sussex says. “We’re all in this together.”
In the caption, the Sussexes also shared a number of organizations and accounts that support mental health and wellness including Heads Together (created by Harry, Prince William, and Kate Middleton through the Royal Foundation), CALM, Mental Health Foundation, and more.
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