Fans praise the ‘care and compassion’ of 'great future king' Prince William for speaking up on important issue

Prince William's dedication to supporting the mental health of emergency responders moved fans online

Prince William sat with Sajid Javid at the Royal Foundation's Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium
(Image credit: Andrew Matthews-WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Fans online have praised the latest initiative introduced by Prince William, which focuses on supporting the mental health of emergency services in the UK. 

  • Prince William took to Instagram to share the news of an “unprecedented agreement” which focuses on the mental health of emergency responders.
  • Touching on his time with the RAF and as an air ambulance pilot, William said that “supporting the mental health of our emergency services is extremely personal to me.”
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Sharing a post to Instagram, William wrote that the scheme “sends a powerful message to all emergency responders that mental health is, and will remain, a firm priority for the UK’s emergency services.”

In the post, William explained that senior leaders representing the national bodies have signed the Mental Health at Work Commitment on behalf of emergency services right across the UK.

As he explained, “It means that, for the first time, a uniform set of standards for supporting the mental health of emergency responders will be adopted and integrated into their workplaces. This is a crucial step in ensuring that the staff and volunteers who work so tirelessly for our nation can be properly protected.”

Sharing why it means so much to him personally, William spoke about his time as an emergency responder working for the RAF Search and Rescue and the East Anglia Air Ambulance.

He finished his moving post with a heartfelt display of gratitude “on behalf of a grateful nation to all emergency responders – from whichever service, doing whatever role, in any location across the UK.”

Fans were moved by the post shared on the official Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Instagram account, with one writing “Your care and compassion shows.”

Prince William at The Royal Foundation's Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium

(Image credit: Andrew Matthews - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Many comments shared a recurring theme about what a ‘great king’ he would make in the future.

One wrote, “Thank you to you and Kate for everything you do, you will be a fantastic King and Queen when your time comes, such fantastic role models…”

Others echoed these sentiments, writing, “What a GREAT man who will be a GREAT king” and simply, “So proud of our future King.”

Other fans online praised William for carrying on the legacy of his mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

“It’s mind blowing what a great legacy Princess Diana passed into her sons…” one wrote, while another added that “Prince William carries his mom’s dedication on helping others.”

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