In a podcast, Prince William reveals that he went through a depressive episode after intervening in a serious accident involving a child barely older than his son George.
Prince William has had serious mental health problems in recent years. And it is the Duke of Cambridge who reveals this himself in a podcast, Time to Walk, which will be available from December 6 exclusively on Apple Music and which the DailyMail reveals the highlights. The future heir to the British throne explains, among other things, how walking helped him overcome his depression.
Prince William suffered from episodes of anxiety and depression following a serious accident he was involved in, in 2017. This occurred while he was working as a helicopter pilot for the British Air Ambulance Service. He had come to the aid of Bobby Hughes, a five-year-old who was in a car accident that damaged his brain. With great candor, the Duke confessed that he felt as if the whole world was dying around him. Overwhelmed by his depressive feelings, William explained that something had changed in him that day. It was as if someone had put a key in a lock and opened it without my permission, he says. Deeply affected by this event, the prince wished to meet the boy's family, which helped him to overcome his demons over time. In Prince William: Time To Walk, he recalls this sad episode in his life, from which he seems to have emerged.
Time To Walk invites celebrities to share memories and talk about their three favorite songs while walking. For the podcast walk, William chose the five-kilometer route from Anmer Hall Manor to Sandringham Church in Norfolk, the route he normally takes with his family on Christmas Day. In a post on Instagram, the Duke of Cambridge explained that walking has been a constant in his life, during good times and bad.
For me, it's a chance to clear my head and take a step back. It's a key part of how I manage my mental health. It can be a very sociable exercise or a time of complete quiet and isolation, he writes before adding, In hopes of encouraging others to spend more time on their own mental health, I wanted to share some of my favorite stories and songs with you in an episode of Time to Walk. It's a rare and powerful testimony that the man who could become King of England is sharing with the world.