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Prince William and Kate Middleton record special radio broadcast with celebrities for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Cambridges have joined forces with some famous faces

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Danielle Stacey
Online Royal CorrespondentLondon
Updated: 18 May 2020
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge teamed up with a host of sports, music and TV stars to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Prince William and Kate recorded a special message for radio's Mental Health Minute, alongside England footballer Harry Kane, singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, actor David Tennant and boxer Anthony Joshua.

The minute-long message produced by Radiocentre and Heads Together was broadcast simultaneously across every radio station in the UK on Monday 18 May at 10:59am, including national and local for the first time.

The focus was on how people can support each other during the COVID-19 crisis, highlighting that, whoever you are and whatever you're going through, you're not alone and that it's OK to reach out.

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As part of the broadcast, William said: "We’re all connected. And sometimes just talking about how you're feeling can make a big difference. So right now, let's join together across the UK and reach out to someone."

Kate said: "If you’re struggling, it’s important to talk about it. Or if someone you know is acting differently, it’s OK to ask how they are. Use this moment to send a message."

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Kensington Royal shared the video on its Instagram account after the broadcast was aired on Monday. Watch the full video here

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During Mental Health Awareness Week, Heads Together will champion the work of its eight charity partners, who have decades of experience in tackling the stigma around mental health in the UK – including The Anna Freud Centre, Best Beginnings, CALM, Contact, Mind, Place2Be, The Mix and Young Minds. 

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To record the special message for Mental Health Awareness Week, Kate chose a £550 rose red printed shirt dress from Beulah London. 

Find out more about the Duchess' latest look from HELLO!'s lifestyle team. 

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Take a look at the famous faces who have joined forces with the Cambridges to record the special broadcast, starting with...

Anthony Joshua

The British two-time heavyweight champion has also represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, winning gold.

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Harry Kane

The English professional footballer plays as a striker for Tottenham Hotspur and captains the national team. 

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David Tennant

The actor is best known for his role as the tenth Doctor Who and as police detective DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch. 

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Dua Lipa

The singer-songwriter is best known for her hits New Rules, Don't Start Now and One Kiss. 

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