Oprah Has a New Project with Prince Harry!

Oprah Winfrey is working on an upcoming documentary series, and she’s enlisted some royal help for the project!

Oprah will be partnering with Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, for an Apple series that will focus on mental health and mental wellness.

According to an announcement on @sussexroyal, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s official Instagram, the series has been in the works for “several months,” and they are “looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform.”

The social media statement describes the show as a “multi-part documentary series that will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive.”

Oprah spoke with “CBS This Morning” about the big news on Wednesday, discussing why she took on the project and what she hopes it will achieve. She explained, “Our hope is that it will have an impact on reducing the stigma, and allowing people to know that they're not alone, and allowing people to speak up about it and being able to identify it for themselves and their friends.”

Prince Harry has been an longtime advocate of those dealing with mental health issues, and he’s been candid about his own struggles. He shared a quote on social media about the series, saying, “I truly believe that good mental health - mental fitness - is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive - sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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We are excited to announce that The Duke of Sussex and Oprah Winfrey are partners, co-creators and executive producers on their forthcoming mental health series launching on Apple in 2020. The pair have been developing the series for several months and are looking forward to sharing such an important project on this global platform. The dynamic multi-part documentary series will focus on both mental illness and mental wellness, inspiring viewers to have an honest conversation about the challenges each of us faces, and how to equip ourselves with the tools to not simply survive, but to thrive. This commitment builds on The Duke of Sussex’s long-standing work on issues and initiatives regarding mental health, where he has candidly shared personal experience and advocated for those who silently suffer, empowering them to get the help and support they deserve. His Royal Highness has spent many years working with communities throughout the UK and young people across the Commonwealth to break the stigma surrounding mental illness and broaden the conversation of mental wellness to accelerate change for a more compassionate, connected and positive society. Quote from HRH: “I truly believe that good mental health - mental fitness - is the key to powerful leadership, productive communities and a purpose-driven self. It is a huge responsibility to get this right as we bring you the facts, the science and the awareness of a subject that is so relevant during these times. Our hope is that this series will be positive, enlightening and inclusive - sharing global stories of unparalleled human spirit fighting back from the darkest places, and the opportunity for us to understand ourselves and those around us better. I am incredibly proud to be working alongside Oprah on this vital series.”

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