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Prince William and Kate Middleton Advocate Mental Health Awareness During COVID-19 Outbreak

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By Adreon Patterson

Prince William and Kate Middleton are offering words of advice and support for those dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

The royal duo shared a message on Twitter on March 29, urging followers to take care of their mental health during a time of social distancing and self-isolation.

The issue of mental health has always been one of the royal family's pet projects. Just recently, Prince Harry came forth with his own mental struggles after the death of his nad William's mother Princess Diana.

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The official statement from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge sent words of comfort to the public.

"The last few weeks have been anxious and unsettling for everyone," their tweet noted. "We have to take time to support each other and find ways to look after our mental health."

They added, "By taking simple steps each day we can all be better prepared for the times ahead."

The statement was accompanied by a link to the UK government's tips for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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The site explained that people should only go outside for grocery runs, health reasons and work if there was not an option to work remotely along with practicing social distancing and frequent hand washing.

A follow-up tweet from the Duke and Duchess stated, "The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have been in regular contact with organisations and patronages to understand the issues they are facing during this difficult time."

They pointed out Mind and Place2Be as organizations they support dealing with mental health.

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Another tweet from the royal couple highlighted the U.K.'s mental platform.

The couple wrote, "In addition to its new public guidance, Public Health England has also updated its world-leading #EveryMindMatters platform, with specific advice on maintaining good mental wellbeing during the outbreak. "

They even put up a link for the website advocating for England's public and mental health during these challenging times.

The Duke and Duchess did their part by spreading awareness even as they are self-quarantined after Prince Charles' diagnosis.

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The statement came days after it was announced that Prince Charles had tested positive for COVID-19.

“The Prince of Wales has tested positive for Coronavirus. He has been displaying mild symptoms but otherwise remains in good health and has been working from home throughout the last few days as usual," the Clarence House said to Fox News in a statement.

The same statement stated that the 71-year-old prince's wife Camilla had been tested, which came back negative. The two mentioned they were "self-isolating."

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