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All the royals who have opened up and been refreshingly honest about mental health

“A simple conversation that can make things better.”

By Maddison Leach
The conversation around mental health and mental illness and support is more important than ever as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Here in Australia, we're marking R U OK? Day on September 9 and around the world people are opening up about their own mental health journeys.
That includes members of the British royal family and a number of other royal families across Europe.
From Prince William and Prince Harry, to the late Princess Diana, and Sweden's future queen, more and more royals are speaking openly about their own battles.
Of course, Prince Harry and Meghn, Duchess of Sussex, have probably had the most high-profile discussions about mental illness lately.
They both opened up about their own mental states in their March 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, and Harry shared more details in a follow-up series with Winfrey.
But they're far from the only ones speaking out, with William, Duchess Catherine, and many more royals sharing their experiences publicly.
And long before they ever shared their stories, Princess Diana opened up about her struggles in the spotlight.
In honour of R U OK? Day we're honouring the brave and bold royals who have spoken honestly about mental health.
This article discusses anxiety, depression and eating disorders and may be triggering for some readers - If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call Beyond Blue on 1300 22 4636 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.

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