Everyone knows that Prince William is probably the first in line to the British throne, after his father Prince Charles. But Prince William in a different race lost to Prince Harry on Sunday.
The British Royal family members are known for their charity works. On Sunday they participated in a friendly foot race. Prince William competed for head to head with his younger brother Prince Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton.
The competition was part of their support of their charity initiative. The three royal members together with 150 volunteers participated in a five-person relay. The purpose of the friendly race was to raise awareness for mental health.
Their campaign called “Heads Together” was in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. And the volunteers who joined them were training for the London marathon.
And they’re off … Their Royal Highnesses are championing #HeadsTogether to try to encourage people with mental health problems to talk to others. “We want to normalise mental health, we want to get people talking about it, to make it more normal and to reduce the stigma,” The Duke of Cambridge said. “You are crucial to making this happen and we can’t do it without you.”
At the start of the race, Prince William was goofing around with his wife and brother, and apparently joking with his teammates that he had pulled a muscle. The three of them competed against each other. They run 50 meters in the first leg of the race.
At the finish line, Prince William arrived second, behind his brother, Prince Harry. Hugging his wife, Prince William was overheard telling the Duchess of Cambridge “You nearly beat me”.
After the race, Prince William explained his goals for the campaign. At the Copper Box Arena, he said that with Heads Together campaign, “We want to normalize mental health; we want to get people talking about it, to make it more normal and reduce the stigma”.