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William joined by Jonny Wilkinson and Jamie Murray on call

Prince William has joined sports stars including England rugby hero Jonny Wilkinson and tennis champion Jamie Murray on a zoom call to talk about mental health as sport returns.

William, 37, has spent much of the last year looking at how the stigma around mental health can be broken down, and has used football to encourage men in particular to start conversations with friends.

Now he has joined together stars from across the sporting world, telling them it is “vital” to talk about mental wellbeing as life begins to get some semblance of normality after the coronavirus pandemic.

Also on the call were Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds, Paralympic cyclist Dame Sarah Storey, skeleton racer Lizzy Yarnold, and former Arsenal and Lionesses footballer Alex Scott.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden also joined them, as did former England international Ledley King, and England international hockey player Maddie Hinch.

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