Prince Harry has spoken out about the importance of staying connected and checking in on loved ones during this difficult time.
He joined in on a Zoom call with several former Invictus Games competitors, including friend JJ Chalmers, for the At Home Superhero Triathlon.
“With lockdown and everything else that’s been going on…surely this was an amazing opportunity for you guys to come together,” Harry said during the call. He emphasized how important physical activity and working together can be right now whether people are “working on the frontline or homeschooling their kids or just having their life turned upside down.”
“Whatever you bring back from work or whatever you’ve consumed in your day-to-day life you can actually pedal it or sweat it out of you,” the Duke of Sussex added.
Harry also praised the competitors for their resilience and helping to set the example that “every single one of us has the strength inside us to confront anything that comes across us.”
“With COVID and the way that everyone’s life has changed, what better time to put you guys front and center to say, this is what’s happened in my life. that was the dark place that I was in but look at where I am now,” he added.
Harry left the call with a few final but significant remarks. “It’s so important to know that if you’re going to have a bad day, if you’ve had a bad week or you’ve experienced more trauma or another loss or more stress in your life that you’ve got at your fingertips, whether it’s a WhatsApp group whether it’s an online support group…you’ve got at least a handful of people that you can reach out to,” he said.
“All of us want to have or want to feel the comfort to know that we’ve got it in case we need it,” he said, adding that it’s equally important to reach out to friends you may not have heard from in a while. “If you haven’t heard from someone for a while you know that the first thing you need to do is check in with them.”
Check out the full conversation with the Duke of Sussex below: