Why Kate Middleton and Prince William Just Interrupted Hundreds of Radio Stations

Prince William and Kate Middleton recently returned from a royal performance in Scotland, per BBC† The couple, also known by their alternative royal titles, Earl and Countess of Strathearn, spent two days meeting and talking to people about topics and causes close to their hearts: children, mental health and homelessness.

During the visit, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge also emphasized personal connections. Kate spent time cuddling and reading to a baby at St. John’s Primary School, where the royal couple participated in a Roots of Empathy program, per Daily mail

At a stop at a property managed by the Wheatley Group in Glasgow, William showed his father side by playing with a 2-year-old girl and making funny faces. When the Duke and Duchess met another tenant, Joanne Wales, Kate chatted with her about their sons’ mutual love for Spider-Man.

Looking back on the visit, Wales (per Hello!), “They just put you at ease. They are so nice and welcoming. They just wanted to make sure I was okay.”

During the trip, William and Kate further demonstrated their approachability by breaking royal protocol and snapping a selfie with a fan (via Pure Wow† After returning home, the royal couple promoted the topic of connection with a special, heartfelt message.

William and Kate shared an important message about mental health

According to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Royal Foundation, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge shared a special message as part of Mental Health Awareness Week. The 2022 Mental Health Minute reached approximately 20 million listeners when it aired on more than 500 radio stations in the UK on 13 May.

Loneliness is the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2022, and Mental Health UK emphasizes the importance of contact with people. The message was recorded at William and Kate’s home in Kensington Palace, per Peopleand they discussed ways people can help each other cope with loneliness, especially after the isolation and difficulties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Small acts of kindness can make a big difference and help us all feel less lonely,” Kate said. “Just call, text, or knock on their door.” William added: ‘Maybe suggest meeting up for a cup of tea or a walk.’

After William apologized for the interruption in regular programming, Kate added, “If we interrupt the lives of those who feel lonely,” and William concluded, “We can help them get out of their loneliness.”

The Office for National Statistics surveyed adults about feelings of isolation in May 2020 and from October 2020 to February 2021. During that time, an additional 1.1 million people reported persistent loneliness, per Independent

Mental health remains a major cause for the Cambridges

Prince William and Kate Middleton have been at the forefront of mental health advocacy since May 2016, when they started heads together with Prince Harry. The initiative includes eight mental health charities and has broken new ground by helping people feel comfortable discussing mental health challenges.

William and Kate’s ability to talk openly about mental health has increased awareness and support for this cause, per W Magazine

On May 6, 2022, Kate became the royal patroness of Maternal Mental Health Alliance, allowing her to combine her efforts to promote mental health and support mothers and young children, per bodysuit.

The Duchess has previously spoken about children’s mental health, saying she “wouldn’t hesitate” to seek professional help if her children needed mental health support.

“Our children’s mental health should be seen as just as important as their physical health. For too long we have been ashamed to admit that our children need emotional or psychiatric help for fear that the stigma associated with these problems would be harmful. are for their future,” she said, per Hello!

The Mental Health Minute 2022 marks the fifth time William and Kate have participated in this project, per Independent† Last year, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were joined by celebrities such as David Beckham, Jamie Oliver and Joanna Lumley, while this year the royal couple got the whole message across as a duo (via People

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