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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle promote a mental health initiative run by a Canadian network

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have lent their support to a charity campaign for the first time since stepping down as senior royals. 

Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, posted their support for Bell Let’s Talk on an Instagram story this afternoon, an initiative run by Canadian Telecommunications company Bell Canada.

The campaign shows people from around the world holding up signs with positive messages emblazoned on them, and was previously supported in a tweet by Prince William, Prince Harry and Kate Middleton in 2017.

Sharing pictures of people taking part in the annual #Bellletstalk Day, they wrote: ‘We are so happy to be supporting Bell’s mental health campaign. 

Bell Canada is a Canadian telecommunications company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, and the campaign Bell Let’s Talk is described as the ‘single largest corporate commitment to mental health in Canada’.  

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (seen at Canada House this month) have posted an Instagram story announcing a their new mental health charity collaboration. Prince Harry, 35, and Meghan Markle, 38, posted the story to their Sussex Royal Instagram account, revealing a campaign with Canadian Telecommunications company Bell Canada

Sharing pictures of people taking part in the campaign, they wrote: 'We are so happy to be supporting Bell's mental health campaign

Sharing pictures of people taking part in the campaign, they wrote: ‘We are so happy to be supporting Bell’s mental health campaign

‘Each time you watch @bell_letstalk official video on Instagram, Bell will donate 5 cents towards Canadian mental health initiatives.

‘So please share, please talk and be part of the solution’, adding an emoji of the Canadian flag.   

The campaign is the first they have promoted on their account since they stepped down as senior royals and announced they would be splitting their time between London and Canada. 

This could be the Sussexes’ path to collaborating with media and commerical companies, as they embark on their path to become financially independent.

The campaign, called Bell Let's Talk, shows people from around the world holding up signs with positive messages emblazoned on them

The campaign, called Bell Let’s Talk, shows people from around the world holding up signs with positive messages emblazoned on them

This could be the Sussexes' path to collaborating with media and commerical companies, as they embark on their path to become financially independent

This could be the Sussexes’ path to collaborating with media and commerical companies, as they embark on their path to become financially independent

The campaign appears to be the couple's first new venture since they stepped down as senior royals and announced they would be splitting their time between London and Canada

The campaign appears to be the couple’s first new venture since they stepped down as senior royals and announced they would be splitting their time between London and Canada

Bell is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Saskatchewan and in the northern territories. 

Its $50 million mental health campaign was founded in 2010 with a view to create a ‘stigma-free Canada’ and ‘drive action in mental health care’, before being renewed in 2015 for another five years, with a target of raising $100 million.

The initiative encourages social media platforms to engage individuals in raising awareness of mental illness. 

The annual ‘Bell Let’s Talk Day,’ takes place today, and sees the corporation donating money to mental health funds, depending on the number of messages and social media posts shared that day with the hashtag #bellletstalk. 

Wikipedia cites Twitter as claiming ‘the #BellLetsTalk hashtag was the most used Canadian hashtag of 2018 on Twitter’.

The campaign was previously supported by Prince Harry, Pricne William and Kate Middleton in 2017 from Kensington Palace

The campaign was previously supported by Prince Harry, Pricne William and Kate Middleton in 2017 from Kensington Palace

Bell Canada is a Canadian telecommunications company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Saskatchewan and in the northern territories

Bell Canada is a Canadian telecommunications company headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is the incumbent local exchange carrier for telephone and DSL Internet services in most of Canada east of Saskatchewan and in the northern territories

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have launched a new website, registered in March 2019 and developed secretly in Toronto, and it announced their desire to achieve financial independence.

Prince Charles’ £1.2billion Duchy of Cornwall estate pays his youngest son around £2.3million-a-year and Harry and Meghan said last night it covers 95 per cent of their office expenditure.

Harry and Meghan say they will still ‘proudly’ carry out official overseas visits in support of the Queen, which are also covered by the Sovereign Grant.

While in Britain they will also continue to use Frogmore Cottage as a base – the homes in the grounds of Windsor Castle gifted to them by the Queen. 

The Duke is said to be worth around £30million after inheriting from his mother Diana and the Queen Mother – but some of this is said to be tied up in trust funds until he is 40 and other investments.

Harry’s other wealth comes from his estimated £20million inheritance from his mother Princess Diana. He also banked around £7million from his great-grandmother the Queen Mother, who paid it into a trust fund in 1994.

Meghan’s net worth of around £4million came from having earned around £37,000 per episode as an actress in the US drama Suits. 

Until now Harry and Meghan have been ‘prohibited from earning any income in any form’, but this has now changed after they stepped down as senior royals.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (seen last October) have launched a new website, registered in March 2019 and developed secretly in Toronto, and it announced their desire to achieve financial independence

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (seen last October) have launched a new website, registered in March 2019 and developed secretly in Toronto, and it announced their desire to achieve financial independence

 

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