THEY ARE making waves across the country, so it’s no surprise the Royal couple took to one of Australia’s most iconic beaches for Day Four of their tour Down Under.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan enjoyed an early morning event on Bondi Beach, where they spent time talking with mental health sufferers and advocates.
They joined the ‘Anti-Bad Vibes’ circle as part of OneWave’s Fluoro Friday, which invites people to go for a surf and have a chat about what they’re dealing with.
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One Wave founder Grant Treblico was diagnosed with bi-polar disorder six years ago and told Channel Seven he was blown away by the amount of time the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent with the group.
“(Harry’s) such a good bloke. He said “reaching out for help isn’t a weakness, it’s actually a strength”, so that’s going to change peoples’ lives around the world,” Grant said.
The Prince has openly spoken about his own mental health struggles in the years after the death of his mother, Princess Diana.
“Harry talked about how having a chat with someone can get those negative thoughts out of your head and you realise you’re not alone,” Grant explained.
“It’s shown people that mental health doesn’t discriminate, we all have tough times.”
When asked about what Meghan had to say, Grant revealed the former actress is continuing with a low-impact routine, as she heads in to the second trimester of her pregnancy.
“She practices yoga every day and she said it’s her escape. We talked about sports and how much it helps make you feel good both physically and mentally.
“They are doing so much for mental health around the world. To have so much time (with us) it felt like they were just our good mates.”
Royal Tour: "She said yoga is her escape" – OneWave founder Grant Trebilco speaking to @alexhart7 after meeting Harry & Meghan. "She (Meghan) spoke about how sports make you feel good." #RoyalTourAustralia #7News pic.twitter.com/3kT6dZG1ng
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Harry and Meghan are now heading to Sydney’s west where they will visit a school and meet with more lucky Aussies.
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