Prince William says ‘it’s important’ to have ‘support’ of friends

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge attends the unveiling of The Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stones representing each of Birmingham's 1st World War recepients at the Hall of Memory, Centenary Square on December 7, 2015 in Birmingham, England. Ten Stones were unveiled after a short service of memorial by The Bishop of Birmingham The Rt.Rev. David Urquhart with speeches by the Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Raymond Hassall and Brigadier Anderton-Brown. (Photo by Richard Stonehouse/Getty Images)

Prince William recently commented on the value of having supportive people in one’s life during a difficult time.

The father-of-three said this during a candid conversation about football and mental health with English players Harry Kane and Declan Rice:

“Some of the greatest friendships are born from playing games and being pushed together through adversities.”

Prince William continued:

“And I definitely got loads of friends whose relationship started off in a team, fighting for each other and wanting to do the best for each other and the team, so it’s really important that we have those moments, those people in life, that give us that support.”

He added:

“Because there is going to be plenty of times when it’s not okay and in those moments you can say listen, let’s have a beer, let’s sit down and chat or let’s have a cup of tea and have a natter about it because I’ve got something on my chest, or I am bothered by this or maybe things didn’t quite go as you hoped, and having those people in life is really important.”