Prince Harry takes a hike for veterans

Prince Harry has stepped out in aid of a cause close to his heart, the mental health of veterans, walking 17 miles with the people undertaking the Walking with the Wounded’s 1,000-mile trek across Britain.

 

The Prince, who is 31 years old is a massive supporter of the organisation which seeks to assist veterans battling physical, mental or social injury to be reskilled and to develop careers beyond the British military and provide for themselves and their families.

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Known as Captain Wales, and recognised for the fact that he himself has retired from the Army after two tours of duty through Iraq, Harry is the Royal Patron for the charity and has been a repeated part of their advocacy missions.  He’s visited both the North and South Poles with the organisation in the last five years.

Prince Harry spoke to UK TV station on the trek, ITV, urging people to do more to support those suffering mental health issues of both those in the military and living civilian life.

“We need to do more. Not just with these guys but with everybody,” the prince said. “Mental health is a sensitive subject among a lot of people but it doesn’t need to be. I think we need to talk about it more, get rid of the stigma.”

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