The royal couple and Prince Harry cheer on runners at London Marathon

The royals took time out of their busy schedule to surprise DJ Adele Roberts, who is running the London Marathon on Sunday in support of the royals' new mental health campaign, Heads Together.

"There's no rule book, there's no training that teaches you how to do it, you've just got to learn from previous generations and hope that translates into what you want to do", said William. "Even Harry and I over the years have not talked enough about our mother", to which Harry agreed, 'No, never enough'.

"We have been brought closer as a result of the circumstances as well", Prince William says. "I'm probably meant to go over to Radio 2 now, but I'm hanging on in there", he said.

To help make this year's marathon a "mental health marathon", all of the runners received a Heads Together headband which many of them opted to wear when running.

William shares that he didn't think he was emotional until he became a dad: "It really does put your own [feelings] and life into perspective, and it's been interesting understanding why I get upset about certain things and why some things affect me". 'It ain't going to change it, it ain't going to bring her back. This week Prince William collaborated with Lady Gaga, who has openly spoken about her mental health, in a bid to further the conversation.

The Duke and Duchess helped Greg James kick off the Official Chart, with Prince William joking about Harry [Styles] "coming along to spoil Easter" for Ed Sheeran. When the subject of losing a parent was brought up, Kate praised her husband and brother-in-law for the strength they showed as children during such a traumatic time. "But then when I analyzed it I could see that the changes I'd made in the a year ago had all caught up with me, and my body had said: "We want a rest".

When I went through my first round of postpartum depression, which was my first experience with any type of mental illness, I remember the biggest thought in my mind was, Why didn't anyone tell me this could happen?

Helping Greg to announce the Top 40 were the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate.

"The focus is on the individual with the injuries", said Prince Harry, discussing mental health support for veterans.

  • Salvatore Jensen