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Prince Harry talks about mental fitness practices with BetterUp

The Duke of Sussex starred in a brief film by BetterUp, the mental health and coaching platform he works for as a chief impact officer. In the video, Prince Harry discussed with three guests what mental fitness is and how to achieve it.

One of the people he sat down to interview was Blu Mendoza, a BetterUp member who explained how she has been working with her coach to improve her life.

Appearing in the film titled ‘Transform with Mental Fitness’, Ms Mendoza said: “My mental fitness is there because I have done the exercise, I have done the practice.

“I remember the tools that my coach gave me in order to get through the day, not survive through the day, but to love the day.”

Looking pensive, Prince Harry chimed in to say: “And thrive through it.”

The Duke of Sussex starred in a brief film by BetterUp, the mental health and coaching platform he works for as a chief impact officer. In the video, Prince Harry discussed with three guests what mental fitness is and how to achieve it.

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Prince Harry spoke about mental fitness with three people in a brief film for BetterUp (Image: BETTERUP/GETTY)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looking at each other while standing on a stage

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are no longer working royals (Image: GETTY)

Ms Mendoza replied: “And thrive through it. How do you know?”

Unable not to chuckle, the Prince then said: “I don’t know, I think we may be on the same page.”

BetterUp announce the release of the film on July 12 and shared in the early hours of July 15 on its official Twitter page a clip from the chat between Harry and Ms Mendoza.

Prince Harry’s words on the importance of thriving in life brought back to mind the interview between Meghan and ITV broadcaster Tom Bradby dating back to September 2019.

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Prince Harry joined BetterUp last year (Image: GETTY)

Aired as part of the documentary filmed during the Sussexes’ tour in South Africa, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, the interview famously saw the Duchess publicly opening up on her struggles for the first time.

Meghan said: “I’ve said for a long time to H — that’s what I call him — it’s not enough to just survive something, right?

“That’s not the point of life.

“You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.

“I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip.

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“I tried, I really tried. But I think that what that does internally is probably really damaging.”

Prince Harry joined BetterUp in early 2021, almost one year after he and his family relocated to California and stepped down as working royals.

In his role, he aims to drive advocacy and awareness for mental fitness, expand BetterUp’s community through outreach and strategic planning and guide the company’s social mission and impact.

His job description also includes influencing the vision of BetterUp’s platform, community and members’ experience by helping to shape their existing library of content and resources on mental fitness.

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Prince Harry’s life in pictures (Image: EXPRESS)

In April, ahead of the beginning of the Invictus Games at The Hague, BetterUp announced its partnership with the beloved foundation created by Prince Harry to support sick, injured and wounded veterans and military personnel.

This collaboration made BetterUp the official mental fitness coaching tool of the Invictus Games Foundation.

Prince Harry’s decision to join BetterUp came after he dedicated years as a working royal to tearing down the stigma surrounding mental health.

In 2016, joining forces with Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge, the Duke launched Heads Together, which aimed at making conversations surrounding mental wellbeing and illnesses the norm.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle walking down the steps of St Paul's Cathedral

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle pictured outside of St Paul’s Cathedral last month (Image: GETTY)

Among other initiatives he spearheaded was HeadFIT, a mental fitness tool designed, with the help of the Ministry of Defence, for service personnel to improve mood and motivation and fight stress.

While the platform was launched in 2020, the Duke had been working on this project for years, since he was still a working member of the Firm.

Speaking about the initiative upon launching it, Harry – who served in the Army for a decade – said: “Today, when we talk about fitness, we don’t just mean how fast you can run or how much weight you can carry.

“This is about mental fitness, strength and resilience, not just while wearing a uniform, but for the rest of your life.”



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