I’ve been waiting for KP to officially announce that Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry will attend the London Marathon and they finally did Monday morning (before dropping the press release about Pippa’s wedding). KP also announced several other engagements and released a new Heads Together message video from Harry.
[Kensington Palace @KensingtonRoyal]
Here are all of the upcoming engagements related to the marathon that KP announced:
- April 18: William will attend a screening of BBC’s ‘Mind over Marathon’ documentary at the BBC Radio Theatre and launch of BBC mental health season.
- April 19: Kate will host Team Heads Together runners at Kensington Palace.
- April 20: William, Kate, and Harry will officially open the Global Academy in support of Heads Together.
- April 23: William, Kate, and Harry will attend the London Marathon in support of Heads Together.
- Additionally, though date not released, Harry will attend the London Marathon Expo with Heads Together.
In addition to the announcement of these upcoming appearances, KP/Heads Together released a new video message about the London Marathon. I think it is incredibly odd that William, Kate, and Harry came together to take a new photo wearing the Heads Together headbands (the header photo), but only Harry spoke in the new video. William and Kate were there, why didn’t they speak? Clearly the photo and video were taken the same day.
Also, I honestly thought this was the same photo from their first video they did a year ago because Kate is wearing literally the same exact thing. Kate, dear, please learn to stop repeating the same exact outfits for similar engagements. It makes it hard to distinguish between them. At least switch up the accessories or something.
The video is at the end of the post, below is my own transcript of Harry’s words in case you can’t watch the video.
“You’ve been training for months, and the start line to the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon is finally within sight. I’m sure it will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. William, Catherine, and I will be there to cheer you all on. We’re really excited that Heads Together is the chosen charity for this year’s marathon. We want to use this moment to help end the stigma that stops people talking, and change the conversation about mental health for good. You can make it the mental health marathon. We know that many of you will be running for some incredible charities because you’ve been directly affected by life changing issues, you’ll recognize the emotional impact these can have, and how talking about it openly can help. We all have mental health just as we all have physical health, and you can all play your part in the biggest every movement for mental health. When you collect your race pack, every single marathon runner will be given their own special edition Heads Together headband. Whatever cause you’re running for, wear your vest with pride and please wear your Heads Together headband, too. Together we’ll get the whole country talking about mental health. When we get our heads together we can achieve great things. Good luck. See you at the finish line.”