Prince Harry has been known to be quite the extrovert. In fact, TMZ recalls his public naked romp in Las Vegas in 2012. Now, Albawawba Entertainment reveals Prince Harry was twerking from the top of yacht in Abu Dhabi just a few days ago.
Prince Harry, nonetheless, has fessed up to having a dark secret that would surprise most in light of his escapades for which he seems completely unashamed. Prince Harry reveals that he gets “ridiculously nervous” about speaking in public, according to the Daily Mail.
“My secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or audience. Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I am wearing a suit. And now that I have confessed that I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me.”
Why has Harry decided to make known his worst fear to the world? It’s all part of the social media campaign #FeelNoShame, in honor of World AIDS Day. The #FeelNoShame campaign originated with Sentebale, the charity which Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho established as co-founders in 2006.
Prince Harry was deeply affected by the enormous pandemic HIV/AIDS was having on Lesotho when he visited there in 2004. The children struck with the disease pulled especially hard at Prince Harry’s heart strings.
Cathy Ferrier, CEO of Sentebale, informs the Daily Mail of the purpose behind the #FeelNoShame campaign.
“This World AIDS Day Sentebale is launching an important campaign. Too many children are not receiving the treatment and care they so desperately need due to the stigma attached to HIV.”
Prince Harry was quick to step up to the plate and reveal his dark secret in order to encourage other celebrities and public figures to do the same in an effort to highlight the fact that we all have things we are ashamed of in our lives, and hopefully eliminate the shame that prevents many HIV sufferers from seeking help.
Prince Harry shares his thoughts with the Telegraph on this campaign he feels so strongly about.
“One tragic issue in particular is the shame and stigma linked to HIV. This causes thousands of children to needlessly die each year because they’re keeping their illness a secret and not getting the medical attention they need.
“To show our support for the children of Lesotho, and help reduce the stigma for all those affected by HIV, we are turning this World Aids Day into a day in which no-one should feel any shame about their secrets. Together, we can tackle the stigma surrounding HIV and give the young people carrying it the childhood they deserve. The childhood so many of us take for granted.”
Lesotho ranks third in the world for highest HIV/AIDS prevalence. The average life expectancy in that country is 48.7 years, leaving approximately 200,000 children without parents. The children, in turn, in order to survive, are turning to prostitution and trafficking.
Prince Harry and Sentebale want those infected with HIV/AIDS to overcome the stigma that has grown attached to the disease, and seek the medication they need in order to achieve a long and healthy life, which they believe is possible.
According to the Telegraph, Prince Harry has also been able to persuade Nicole Scherzinger, Gemma Arterton, Joss Stone, and Paloma Faith to reveal their dark secrets, as well.
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