Duke and Duchess of Cambridge urged Brits to 'lift someone out of loneliness'
Posted by Susan T on May 13, 2022, 3:30 pm
In a special recorded message broadcast this morning on every radio station in the UK, the Duke, 39, and Duchess of Cambridge, 40, called on the nation to 'lift someone out of loneliness' by encouraging small acts of kindness to help someone who may be feeling lonely, which in turn can help us all feel less lonely. |
In the message, Kate called on people to 'give someone a ring, send a text or knock on their door' and Prince William echoed this sentiment, encouraging people to 'suggest meeting for a coffee or a walk' if they think they may be feeling lonely because 'these small acts can make a big difference and help us all feel less lonely.'
Full transcript for the Duke and Duchess' Mental Health Minute:
Duchess of Cambridge: Hello. I'm Catherine
Duke of Cambridge: And I'm William and we'd like to talk
Duchess: For just one minute about loneliness.
Duke: We're all in different places right now.
Duchess: Not just physically but mentally.
Duke: And we can all feel lonely sometimes.
Duchess: No matter who – or where - we are.
Duke: We can feel it for many different reasons.
Duchess: But we can all help each other feel less isolated and more connected.
Duke: The past two years have really reminded us of the importance of human relationships.
Duchess: So, if you think someone you know might be feeling lonely, just give them a ring, send them a text or knock on their door
Duke: Maybe suggest meeting for a cup of tea or a walk.
Duchess: Because these small acts of kindness can make a big difference and help us all feel less lonely.
Duke: So, apologies for interrupting every radio station in the country.
Duchess: But if we interrupt the lives of those who are feeling alone.
Duke: We can help lift them out of loneliness.
Link: Daily Mail