The Duchess of Cambridge has praised her brother-in-law, Prince Harry, for speaking out about his own mental health, proclaiming him "brilliant".
The Duchess, who has today welcomed London Marathon runners to Kensington Palace to support charity Heads Together, said the mental health campaign this week has been "amazing".
The Duchess of Cambridge, with runner Alex Stanley, put a Heads Together headband onto the Kensington Palace post-box
Asked about Prince Harry’s candid interview, in which he spoke of having counselling to come to terms with his mother’s death, she said: “We all felt there was very much a campaign to get everyone talking and have these conversations.
"We’ve got to do the same, you know, so he’s been brilliant."
Prince Harry opened the London Marathon
Jamie Moloy, a headteacher, told the Duchess at the event: “What I love is your brother-in-law talking the other day, because that’s just ignited it".
He added Prince Harry was now a "real hero to a lot of people".
“Absolutely," the Duchess replied.
The Duchess, mother to Prince George and Princess Charlotte, also met Kiss FM’s Neev Spencer, who suffered post natal depression after the birth of her daughter, Genevieve, now nine months.
Prince Harry hopes his mum would be "proud" of him
She told the radio DJ: "Nothing can prepare you for motherhood – especially the first time round, the mixed emotions."
The Duchess, 35, also had an inspirational message for eight-year-old Bella Rodway, telling her to deliver the Heads Together message to her pals.
She told Bella: "Do you talk about your feelings to anyone? You need to lead the way with your friends.
"Even if you are not feeling good or worried about stuff."
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will be supporting runners at the London Marathon
When the Duchess asked if the youngster was going to be watch her mother Amy Rodway run the marathon, Bella replied: "Yeah."
The event saw the Duchess launch a series of Heads Together bands around UK post boxes. A similar band has also been placed around Battersea Power Station in a bid to raise awareness of the charity ahead of the marathon this weekend.