Prince William’s unlikely date with a pop star

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Prince William and Lady Gaga have teamed up to speak about the importance of opening up about mental health.

Prince William and Lady Gaga, new besties.

Jon HornbuckleThe Sun

LADY Gaga has been praised by Prince William after she shared an open letter describing her struggle with mental health.

Prince William, 34, had a FaceTime conversation with the pop star to discuss their charity work, The Sun reports.

The Prince told Lady Gaga: “I thought it was incredibly moving and very brave of you to write down such personal feelings.”

Wills then asked Gaga how it felt to share such private thoughts and the pop superstar revealed: “It made me very nervous at first. For me, waking up every day and feeling sad and going on stage is something that is very hard to describe.”

Skyping with a Royal (and Prince William).

Skyping with a Royal (and Prince William).Source:YouTube

“There’s a lot of shame attached to mental illness, you feel like something is wrong with you and in my life, I go ‘oh my goodness, look at all of these beautiful, wonderful things that I have.’ And I should be so happy but you can’t help it if in the morning when you wake up, you are so tired, you are so sad, you are so full of anxiety and the shakes that you can barely think — but it was like saying ‘this is a part of me and that’s OK.”

Prince William spoke about the importance of mental health awareness and being open with each other. When Gaga complimented his recent work with the Heads Together campaign, the Prince told her: “Harry, Katherine and I really felt this was such an important area that throughout all of our charitable work whether it was veterans, homelessness, addiction, most of it seemed to stem back to mental health awareness.”

Gaga sits down in her kitchen to chat to a prince.

Gaga sits down in her kitchen to chat to a prince.Source:YouTube

The unlikely pair then vowed to meet up in October when Lady Gaga is in the UK for her Joanne world tour. Gaga told the Prince: “We have to make the strongest, most relentless attempt we can to normalise mental health issues so that people feel that they can come forward.”

Lady Gaga dominated headlines over the weekend after winning rave reviews for her headline Coachella set where she surprised fans by releasing her brand new single, The Cure.

The track has already shot to the top of the charts around the world and has been praised by fans as a return to form for the Paparazzi singer.

This story originally appeared on The Sun and is republished here with permission.

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