Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will soon be seen in a BBC documentary expressing his concerns about the “Stiff Upper Lip” policy.
British have inherited the “stiff upper lip” policy from the times when expressing emotions was considered as an act of letting down your person, your family name, and maybe the entire duchy if you were the duke of one. But practicing the same in today’s time, Britons are only suppressing their emotions, stress, and depression.
Times have changed, and considering the “stiff upper lip” a virtue is only affecting the mental health of people. Not only the people of Britain, but even the royal family has suffered due to this tendency to suppress emotions.
In a BBC documentary, Prince William is going to speak about the tendency of keeping a “stiff upper lip” of Britain’s people, and how it’s damaging their mental health.
- Prince William opens up about Britain’s “stiff upper lip” policy in BBC Documentary.
- In BBC documentary Prince William questions the “stiff upper lip” policy in today’s Britain.
- It’s not the first time the Royals have questioned this practice.
Prince William opens up about Britain’s “stiff upper lip” policy in BBC Documentary
A new BBC documentary named “Football, Prince William and our Mental Health” will be aired on BBC One on Thursday 28 May at 20:05. Being the president of the Football Association and also an avid speaker about mental health, the prince, second in the line of succession to the British throne, is going to talk on the subject at great lengths in this documentary.
The documentary is based on the Heads Up campaign. It’s a charity in which Prince William travels around the country and uses the game of football as a means to address and express the mental health issues in men.
During the promotional clips for the same BBC documentary, Prince William is seen talking about the effects of the “stiff upper lip” policy in Britain.
Prince William questions the “stiff upper lip” policy in today’s Britain
“You can’t be ashamed of your mental health. You’ve got to be able to look at it in the eye and say ‘I’m gonna deal with it; Here we go. It’s ok not to be ok.”Prince William in a promotional clip for the BBC documentary ‘Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health’
Nicholas Witchell, the BBC royal correspondent, hinted at what Prince William will say about Britain’s “stiff upper lip” problem in the new documentary “Football, Prince William and our Mental Health”.
During an interview with Radio Times, Nicholas shared the prince’s opinion, “belief that too rigid an internalisation of emotions—so often the way in stiff-upper-lip Britain—is damaging to psychological wellbeing.”
It’s not the first time the Royals have questioned this practice
Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, has been associated with the charities working in the mental health domain for years. And he has spoken about the “stiff upper lip” problem of British several times before.
What Prince William is going to say about Britain’s “stiff upper lip” policy in BBC’s new documentary has also been previously expressed by Meghan Markle. She expressed her struggle against such rigid British traditions and how it all affected her mental health.
In 2019, during an interview with ITV Broadcaster Tom Bradby, Meghan said, “I’ve said for a long time to H— that’s what I call him—it is not enough to just survive something, right? That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive.”
“You’ve got to feel happy and I think I really tried to adopt this British sensibility of a stiff upper lip. I tried, I really tried.”Meghan Markle in a 2019 interview