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Prince William and Lady Gaga Join Forces on Mental Health Issues

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LONDON — Prince William and Lady Gaga may seem like an unlikely pair to share a cup of tea, but the two have joined forces to encourage young people to talk about mental health issues.

As part of a campaign to combat the stigma surrounding mental health problems, the Royal Family’s Facebook page posted a video Tuesday of the royal sharing a FaceTime chat with the pop star. From their respective homes in London and Los Angeles, the pair discussed the importance of speaking publicly about emotional issues so that people don’t feel they have to suffer in silence.

The video release comes on the heels of Prince Harry opening up Monday about his own emotional struggles after his mother’s death about 20 years ago.

The appearances were all part of the young royals’ campaign to promote Heads Together — a charity set up by William, Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, more commonly known as Kate. The umbrella group of eight leading mental health groups is the official charity of the London Marathon that will happen this Sunday, April 23.

Lady Gaga, 31, has been very open about her battle with post-traumatic stress disorder and has her own non-profit organization, the Born This Way Foundation, which promotes empowering youth and combats bullying.

During their FaceTime chat, Lady Gaga said she felt people facing mental health challenges were “not hiding anymore.”