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Prince Harry Opens Up About Mental Health, His Mother And His Relationship Status

10/01/2015 04:36 EDT | Updated 10/01/2015 04:59 EDT

The royal family is speaking out on the stigma associated with mental health.

During a 17-mile hike with charity, Walking With The Wounded, Prince Harry told ITV News that more needs to be done to support soldiers facing mental health issues.

"Mental health is a sensitive subject amongst a lot of people, but it doesn't need to be. I think we need to talk about it more, get rid of the stigma," he said.

During his walk, the prince also spoke about his mother and his current relationship status.

When asked about his commitment to charity work, the prince told The Mirror that the late Princess of Wales serves as his inspiration.

"It's something that our mother did a lot of and that's the time that you really get to learn, you get the experiences and you actually get the honest truth out of people," he said.

But when it comes to commitment, work seems to be at the top of the prince's priorities.

When asked if he was anywhere near settling down, the prince replied, “No. There are a lot of things to get done before settling down. Another seven miles to walk now, which I'm not looking forward to ... 8! Everyone looks forward to settling down, but in the meantime it's work as usual so let's crack on.”

The prince isn't the only royal championing a change towards mental health. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also lending their voices to the cause.

Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind charity, announced on Wednesday that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be attending an event by the organization on World Mental Health Day, Harper's Bazaar reports.

Prior to going on mat leave in February, the duchess filmed a public service announcement geared towards ending mental health stigma on behalf of the charity Place2Be.

World Mental Health Day is observed on October 10.

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