In a new teaser video for what appears to be a major meeting of England’s most recognized singer and the royal family’s most photographed member, Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry are teaming up for a visit of epic proportions to focus on World Mental Health Day.
In a clip posted to Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s Instagram account, Ed is seen ringing Harry’s doorbell, whose tune is the national anthem of the United Kingdom, “God Save The Queen.”
Ed, wearing his usual dark-rimmed glasses and a gray shirt, is greeted by the Duke of Sussex at what is reportedly Frogmore Cottage, the home he shares with Meghan Markle, but that is yet to be confirmed. The prince is sporting his usual scruffy beard and mustache, wearing a blue polo shirt, and is heard saying to Sheeran, “hello mate” and inviting the singer and songwriter in. The tease came after, with a title card that revealed the full video will be available tomorrow, October 10.
Entertainment Tonight revealed that Sheeran and the royals appear to be good friends, noting that in 2017, the singer was honored with an M.B.E. (Member of the Order of the British Empire) medal by Harry’s father, Prince Charles. The “Shape of You” singer broke royal protocol by shaking Charles’ hand and grabbing him by the arm at the same time.
The news outlet also reported that Sheeran sat next to Prince Edward at the Cricket World Cup earlier this year.
The Inquisitr recently reported that Sheeran was taking a long break from music, almost two years. In August of this year, the singer and songwriter revealed onstage during his final tour stop in Ipswich, Suffolk, England that he would be taking a long rest from music. He noted that the gig would be his last for 18 months after touring his album Divide for two years.
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Spent an entire month since tour ended painting, which I’ve never done before. Had so much fun doing it. If I’m honest I felt a bit useless once tour had ended, coz singing, writing and gigging is all I’ve ever known, so it’s nice to find a new way to be creative. I’d recommend anyone getting a few paints and having a splash around, it’s so fun. Righto - back to hibernation x ???? @marksurridge
As for Prince Harry, he will be traveling to Nottingham, England for World Mental Health Day. There, he will meet members of two community initiatives in St Ann’s — EPIC Partners mentoring at Nottingham Academy, and Community Recording Studio. These two initiatives aim to improve opportunities for young people and support them from becoming involved in youth violence and crime, according to the Nottingham Post.
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On the final day of their tour of Africa, The Duke and Duchess visited Tembisa, a township in Johannesburg, to meet young entrepreneurs at a hub that helps create opportunity, and is a hive for creativity and social enterprise. Discover more of the visit in our stories. The Duke said: • “It’s moments like today and meeting all of you, that inspires us. Whether supporting young entrepreneurs, empowering women and girls, or challenging the issue of gender-based violence; whether it’s been planting trees, clearing landmines, or protecting the most beautiful creatures and places on the planet, these experiences have affirmed our love of Africa, and the issues that are so important to us. We will firmly stand up for what we believe. We are fortunate enough to have a position that gives us amazing opportunities, and we want to do all we can to play our part in building a better world. We will always seek to challenge injustice and to speak out for those who may feel unheard. So no matter your background, your nationality, your age or gender, your sexuality, your physical ability, no matter your circumstance or colour or of your skin – we believe in you, and we intend to spend our entire lives making sure you have the opportunity to succeed – and to change the world.” • #RoyalVisitSouthAfrica
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle recently returned from their first tour of Africa as a family with their young son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor. This was the first time the prince had returned to Africa since becoming a father.