Ed Sheeran, Prince Harry Team Up on a Message

Behind jokey skit, a serious theme for World Mental Health Day
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 10, 2019 12:10 PM CDT

Team Ginger wants you to look out for anybody who might be suffering today and every day. Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry teamed up for a short skit in honor of Thursday's World Mental Health Day. It shows Sheeran meeting Harry armed with a document titled "Gingers Unite," which proposes the pair work to "change the perception of people with Moroccan sunset hair," per People. "People just don't understand what it's like for people like us," Sheeran begins. "You know, with the jokes and the snide comments. I just feel like it's time that we stood up and said, 'We're not going to take this anymore. We are ginger, and we're going to fight."

"Um, slightly awkward," the Duke of Sussex cuts in, mentioning a possible "missed communication." He explains the charity video Sheeran's been recruited for is actually about World Mental Health Day. Harry then reminds viewers to check in with friends and strangers who might be suffering because "we're all in this together." Citing a background photo, People reports the video, posted Wednesday on the official Instagram account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, was shot at Kensington Palace's Ivy Cottage, which is the home of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. (Prince Harry and Lady Gaga released a video on the same subject in 2017.)

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