This morning, Prince Harry marked World AIDs Day with a message of support aimed at erasing the disease’s stigma. Harry is patron and co-founder of Sentebale, a charity based in Lesotho, Africa that provides medical treatment, resources and education to those affected by AIDs.
— @Sentebale (@Sentebale) November 30, 2014
Using the hashtag #FeelNoShame, Harry encouraged the public to share their phobias, insecurities that are a source of shame. His Royal Highness kicked things off by confessing that he is terrified of speaking in front of people.
Dressed in a grey t-shirt, Harry told viewers that he gets “incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or audience.”
Harry added that his humor is merely a way to deal with that fear.
“Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time,” he added, “I get incredibly nervous – if not anxious, actually – before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit.”
Harry’s mother, the late Princess of Wales, was a supporter in the fight against AIDS. In fact, Diana was one of the first public figures to be photographed touching patients during a time when they were ostracized and treated as lepers.
Watch Harry’s message of support in the video below: