The Duke of Sussex and Ed Sheeran have teamed up for a hilarious skit shared on the Sussex Royal Instagram account to raise awareness for World Mental Health Day – while also poking fun at their shared red hair!
In the video, Ed Sheeran is seen paying a visit to Prince Harry to help write a song about an issue he believes they both share: being teased for having red hair.
"I've been trying to write a song about this to get it out to more people," the pop star tells Harry.
"People just don't understand what it's like for people like us – with the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it's time we stood up and said, 'We are not gonna take this anymore. We are ginger, and we are going to fight.'"
But hilariously, it seems he may have gotten the wrong end of the stick when Harry tentatively says: "Um okay, this is slightly awkward. This might have been a miscommunication but this is about World Mental Health Day."
Realising his awkward mistake, Ed can be seen deleting the heading 'Gingers unite' from a document on his computer screen saying, "oh yeah, I definitely knew that".
Under the heading are a couple of bullet-points with one of them reading: "HRH Prince Harry and the king of ging Ed Sheeran get together to change the perception of people with Moroccan sunset hair."
As the skit draws to an end the pair sit down for the real reason they're there, with Harry saying to camera: "Guys, this World Mental Health Day, reach out to your friends, strangers, look out for anybody who might be suffering in silence.
"We're all in this together."
Watch the funny video above.
Alongside the Instagram video Sussex Royal also shared a list of Instagram accounts which they encouraged their followers to check out for more resources and support.
Ed Sheeran also shared the video to his account writing: "Myself and Prince Harry, want to ensure that not just today but every day, you look after yourself your friends and those around you," he wrote.
"There's no need to suffer in silence – share how you're feeling, ask how someone is doing and listen for the answer. Be willing to ask for help when you need it and know that we are all in this together."
Prince Harry and Ed teased a collaboration earlier this week when they shared a snippet of the full-length video, which showed Ed ringing the doorbell (which plays the tune of God Save The Queen) of what has been uncovered as Ivy Cottage at Kensington Palace, the home of Harry's cousin Princess Eugenie.
"Hi mate," Prince Harry greets Ed as he opens the door.
"It's like looking in the mirror," Harry joked about the pair's shared statement hair.
Harry is incredibly passionate about breaking the stigma surrounding mental health and has opened up about his own struggles following the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
"I think most of the stigma is around mental illness we need to separate the two," Harry said recently during his tour of Africa.
"Mental health which is every single one of us and mental illness which could be every single one of us.
"But I think they need to be separated, the mental health element touches on so much of what we're exposed to, these experiences that these kids and every single one of us have been through.
"Everyone has experienced trauma or likely to experience trauma at some point during their lives. We need to try, not eradicate it, but to learn from previous generations so there's not a perpetual cycle."
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