Prince Harry says social media can have a seriously detrimental effect on people’s well-being.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex sat down with youth mental health advocates at the famous Wellington cafe in Maranui on Sunday during the New Zealand leg of their tour.
Harry, 34, and Markle, 37, talked to the Voice of Hope advocates about the importance of mental health education. “You’re all doing really excellent work,” Markle told the youth.
The Duke of Sussex asked the advocates how much of a role social media has in the mental health symptoms suffered by young people.
Key to Life advocate Ezekiel Raui praised Harry and Markle for their commitment to mental health awareness in an interview with Morning Report.
“What the duke and duchess do really well – and what I hope reflects in some way or form on organizations throughout New Zealand – is this willingness to talk about your vulnerabilities and understand that that’s a strength for New Zealand,” he said.
The royal tour comes to an end on Wednesday, Oct. 31.