Over the weekend, Prince William joined the HMS Oardacious crew during a training session on Dorney Lake in Buckinghamshire. HMS Oardacious was founded in 2019 to raise funds for the well-being, mental health, and welfare of all Submariners and their families. The crew, consisting of Submariners, embarks on challenges to row across the Atlantic.
As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, Prince William chatted with the crew about how they manage their mental health and support one another. In a video shared by the Prince of Wales, he emphasized the importance of forming close bonds and support networks to navigate through difficult times. The video received a positive response from social media followers, with many thanking the Prince for making mental health a priority in his work.
Kate Makes Surprising Admission About Royal Life
Also marking Mental Health Awareness Week, Kate visited The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust in Bath and the Anna Freud Centre in London. During her visit to the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust, Kate had a conversation with school students where she made a surprising admission about royal life. When asked if she wanted to be a “royal,” the Princess replied that it was not something she had expected, but she “fell in love” with William.
Dame Kelly later revealed that she asked Kate about her three children and if she saw different “traits” in them. The Princess confirmed that she did see distinct traits in each of her children.
Kate Unveils Passion for Beekeeping on World Bee Day
In addition to her visits for Mental Health Awareness Week, Kate also marked World Bee Day by unveiling her passion for beekeeping. A photograph taken by Matt Porteous last summer shows Kate in a beekeeper suit tending to a hive at her Anmer Hall property in Norfolk. The caption emphasized the importance of bees and other pollinators in keeping people and the planet healthy.
The Prince of Wales and Princess of Wales continue to use their platform to highlight important causes such as mental health and environmental conservation. Their efforts are a reminder of the importance of raising awareness and taking action to address critical issues facing society.