Prince Harry and Oprah team up for a mental health documentary series

Must See 12/04/2019

The Duke of Sussex and talkshow queen Oprah have just announced that they're teaming up as co-creators and executive producers on a new mental health documentary series. It's set to launch on Apple in 2020.

The announcement was made via the new @sussexroyal Instagram page - an official account created by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to share the "work that drives us, the causes we support, important announcements, and the opportunity to shine a light on key issues".

Here's the full post:

Oprah replied to the post saying she was "delighted" to be partnering with Harry. "Hope we shed a lot of Light. And change some lives," she said.

The series will act as the next step in Harry's work to tackle the stigma around mental health. At a visit to the YMCA in South Ealing, London last week, Harry met with some of the UK's leading mental health charities and organisations, saying:

"There continues to be huge progress in smashing the stigma that surrounds mental health, but let's keep normalising the conversation. Let's keep reminding each other that it's okay to not be okay, and to listen to each other. After all, how we think determines how we act, how we feel, and how we treat ourselves and those around us."

Oprah appeared on 'CBS This Morning' since the announcement, talking about the project. The conversation soon turned to Duchess Meghan and how she's been portrayed in the media during her pregnancy:

"I think she's being portrayed unfairly, and I feel that if people really knew her they would know that she is not only everything we perceive of her in being graceful and dynamic in holding that position, but she just has a wonderful, warm, giving, loving heart. I think it's very unfair," Oprah said of Meghan.