Prince Harry has revealed his shame – and a host of other celebrities have joined him.
Prince Harry has helped launched the #FeelNoShame campaign for his charity, Sentebale. In support of children in Lesotho who feel too ashamed to tell anyone they have HIV, this World AIDS Day is a day that no one feels any shame about their secrets.
The campaign is asking people to reveal their secrets to help raise awareness of the stigma attached to HIV in Lesotho, where more than 37,000 children are HIV positive.
“Today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience,” said Prince Harry in his video. “Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious, actually, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit. Now that I’ve confessed that, I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me. But, thank you very much for everyone who’s taken part, and I must encourage as many people to get involved as possible.”
Other stars to take part in the campaign include Nicole Scherzinger, Paloma Faith, Joss Stone, Charley Boorman, Jools Holland, Antony Cotton, and more.
Sentebale’s aim is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. Founded by Prince Harry, and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso, Sentebale works with grass roots community organisations to deliver long term help and support.
To find out how you can join the campaign, click here.