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Royal Watchers would no doubt be delighted with the current visit by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan. However following is an extract from this afternoon’s Daily Mail on line, which is as poignant as it is passionate:

Prince Harry urged drought-stricken farmers to ‘seek help battling their mental struggles’, just like he did when tackling his own demons following the death of his mother Princess Diana.

'We know that suicide rates in rural and remote areas are greater than in urban populations and this may especially be true among young men in remote regions.

'But outside all of that, here's what I also know. You are one huge community and with that comes an unparalleled level of internal support and understanding.   

'All you need to do is ask for it... chances are they may well be suffering too, and will relish the opportunity to either listen or talk themselves. You need to know a part of being strong and tough is having the courage to ask for help when you need it. You must not silently suffer.

'If I may speak personally, we are all in this together, because asking for help was one of the best decisions that I ever made. You will be continually amazed how life changes for the better.'

Prince Harry said the royal couple have been 'impressed and inspired' by stories of Australians rallying together to help one another during adversity.

'Your culture of mateship and reputation for looking out for each other ensures that when people are ready to ask for help they will be heard.'

Firmly yet beautifully put. Many thanks Harry!

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