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Smooth sailing! Prince William goes rowing with Royal Navy crew for Mental Health Awareness week

The Prince of Wales joined Royal Navy crew for a rowing trip as he marked the start of Mental Health Awareness week with a slick new video.

The six-minute clip – which was uploaded on the Prince and Princess of Wales’ YouTube account today – opens with the royal arriving at Dorney Lake in Windsor to meet members of the HMS Oardacious.

The campaign was founded in 2019 to provide mental health support to those working in submarines.

The father-of-three, 40, met with Lieutenant Commander Hugo Mitchell-Heggs and his team who are crossing the Atlantic in their new eco-friendly boat this December.

The group included marine engineer and submariner Izzy Rawlinson, who will lead the first all-women’s team to cross the Atlantic next year.

The Prince of Wales, 40, met with HMS Oardacious crew members. The campaign was founded in 2019 to provide mental health support to those working in submarines

The Prince of Wales, 40, met with HMS Oardacious crew members. The campaign was founded in 2019 to provide mental health support to those working in submarines

William was also introduced to marine engineer Jon Norfolk and Lieutenant Callum Fraser, who joined Hugo in rowing the Atlantic four years ago. 

After being introduced to the group, William happily boarded the new boat to row along the lake.

However, the bashful royal joked that he might not be able to keep up with the professionals and may accidentally ‘slap oars’ with one of them.

Although Hugo assured William that the boat should remain upright at all times, William laughed: ‘If we capsize, we’re going well!’ 

Before stepping foot in the boat, William asked the team what they eat on their longer journeys at sea.

Looking back on his Atlantic trip, Hugo said: ‘We took 50 odd days’ worth [of food] – which means we could really tuck into the Haribos and Percy Pigs.’

This then promoted William to joke that the team’s snack supply had probably been

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