Over the years, mental wellbeing has emerged as a subject close to the hearts of the Prince and Princess of Wales, with Prince William using World Mental Health Day on Tuesday, 10 October to speak about his mental health “toolbox”.
During an engagement at the Exploring our Emotional Worlds event, William opened up about how he maintains his mental wellbeing and explained how “things, like walking, fresh air [and] getting away from screens” help him on a day-to-day basis.
He continued: “Having a laugh. Humour for me is a big deal - I love to laugh. You’ve got to look at the lighter things in life sometimes to feel good,” and said that “time with my friends, time with my family - things like that really matter to me.” For royal fans, 41 year old William’s words may sound familiar as some of the coping mechanisms mentioned have been associated with the Princess of Wales in the past.
With Kate’s interest in early years development, back in 2020 royal expert Katie Nicholl OK! spoke about how Kate, 41, is “very strict” when it comes to managing how much time her children spend in front of screens. “The emphasis during this time will be on arts and crafts, painting and doing things that aren’t screen-orientated.