Prince William and Kate’s radio appeal to ‘lift the lonely’

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Prince William and Kate’s radio appeal to ‘lift the lonely’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on Friday called on the nation to “lift someone out of loneliness” with small acts of kindness, in a special radio broadcast for Mental Health Awareness Week.

William and Kate took to the airwaves of over 500 stations across the country to speak to an estimated 20 million listeners in the 60-second message for this year’s Mental Health Minute.

The duchess said: “If you think someone you know might be feeling lonely, just give them a ring, send them a text or knock on the door.” William added: “Maybe suggest meeting for a coffee or a walk”, and his wife continued: “Because these small acts of kindness can make a big difference.”

They apologised for interrupting all the UK’s radio stations, which played the message simultaneously at 10.59am.

But Kate said: “If we interrupt the lives of those who are feeling alone...”

“We can help lift them out of loneliness,” the duke added.

The Queen visited the Royal Windsor Horse Show today in her first public appearance since she missed the opening of Parliament this week. The show is one of her favourite annual events.