To support of children in Lesotho who feel ashamed to tell anyone they have HIV, Prince Harry began a campaign on Monday coinciding with World AIDS Day through his charity, Sentebale.
The campaign #feelnoshame is a day that no one feels any shame about their secrets. Prince Harry encouraged everyone via Twitter and use of the hash tag to post their own secret in support of the campaign.
Celebrities including Nicole Scherzinger, Gemma Arterton, Paloma Faith and Ricky ‘The Hitman’ Hatton participated by sharing their own ‘secrets’ via video and on Twitter.
Prince Harry shared his secret on Monday with the world posting that he get’s “nervous, anxious walking into room of people & public speaking.” He continued: Despite the fact that I laugh and joke, I get incredibly nervous before going into rooms full of people when I am wearing a suit.”
Prince Harry first came up with the idea for Sentebale in 2004, when he visited Lesotho as a part of his gap year and was overwhelmed by the poverty and hardships faced by the children there.
In 2006, Sentebale became recognised as an official charity. Since then, it has been working with local organisations to help children who are victims of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and are suffering from extreme poverty. The charity is based in both Lesotho and London.