Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry took to the track at the Olympic Park in London for their mental health campaign Heads Together, where they were joined by volunteers and runners in the upcoming 2017 London Marathon. The royals were there to talk mental health, but they also had a bit of fun when they kicked off the first leg of a five-person relay. It looked good for the Cambridges for about a split second before Harry showed them some moves he learned from Usain Bolt.
Before the race, William grabbed the back of his thigh and joked to his teammates, “Oh, my hamstring,” People reports, so maybe that’ll be his excuse when Harry razzes him for years to come. Kate came in third, though Will joked to her after, “You nearly beat me!” making for a tight race overall.
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 5, 2017
The royals’ goal is to turn the London Marathon into the “mental health marathon,” because you have to be strong in both body and mind to run one, not to mention prepare for it. And that’s the message Will, Kate and Harry have been spreading for the last year now, that we should be making our mental health as much a priority as our physical health.
“We want to normalize mental health,” said William. “We want to get people talking about it to make it more normal to reduce the stigma.”
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) February 6, 2017