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Prince Harry Confesses He Has Anxiety in Honor of HIV Feel No Shame Campaign

Prince Harry has been putting on a brave face for years. The dashing royal, 30, dutifully makes public appearances and speeches as a part of his inherited responsibilities, but he admitted in a new video that said tasks do not come easily to him. 

Harry sat down in front of a camera to record an intimate clip, in which he makes the personal confession. The redheaded Brit released the video on Monday, Dec. 1, in recognition of World AIDS day. He has ties to the cause, as he founded a charity called Sentebale, which works with children in Lesotho, Africa as they fight an HIV/AIDS epidemic.  

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“Hi, I’m Prince Harry, patron of Sentebale,” he begins. “First of all, I’d like to thank everybody for getting involved in the hashtag ‘Feel No Shame’ campaign.” 

Shown in a casual oatmeal-colored sweater with a red ribbon pinned to it in honor of the day, Prince Harry helped to start a Twitter campaign of #FeelNoShame, encouraging the public to share their secrets in an attempt to destigmatize the secret that many with HIV and AIDS carry. “Thousands of children are needlessly dying because they are too ashamed to talk about HIV and seek support,” the charity writes in a release. “That’s why on World AIDS Day, Sentebale launched the #FeelNoShame campaign, which celebrates the sharing of secrets — spreading the word that eradicating stigma and shame, saves lives.”

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Prince George‘s uncle took the chance to make his own confession, finding the words while speaking in a barren blue-gray room.

“Today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience,” the typically mischievous bachelor confessed. “Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious actually, before going into rooms full of people when I’m wearing a suit.”

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“Now that I’ve confessed that, I’ll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me,” Prince William‘s brother added. “But, thank you very much for everyone who’s taken part, and I must encourage as many people to get involved as possible.”

Watch Prince Harry open up in the video above!

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