Although the royal family (or at least the fab four) make working together seem rather seamless, they’re the first to admit that collaborating on their mental health awareness campaign has its challenges.
Prince Harry, bride-to-be Meghan Markle, Prince William, and Duchess Kate Middleton made their first official royal appearance together on Wednesday morning during the Royal Foundation Forum in London.
Kate proudly flaunted her baby bump in a periwinkle knee-length Seraphine maternity dress with an empire waist, while Markle opted for a trendy navy Jason Wu wrap dress ($1,795; ). Prince Harry wore a slate gray suit with an open collar, while his older brother chose a deep navy suit and sweater combination.
Amid their conversation about mental health and their goals for their Heads Together campaign, the obvious topic of family dynamics came to the fore.
When asked whether they have disagreements, Prince William let out a hearty laugh, “Oh, yes …” he said, buoying laughter from the audience (and Meghan Markle).
“Healthy disagreements,” Harry chimed in. “I think it’s really good that we’ve got four personalities and we’ve all got that same passion to want to make a difference—but different opinions. And I think those opinions work really, really well.”
“Working as a family does have its challenges,” he continued, “of course it does. The fact that everyone was laughing means everybody knows exactly what it’s like. We’re stuck together for the rest of our lives, so … ”
“Togetherness at its finest,” Markle joked. “Thank goodness it’s such differing personalities and that everyone’s very communicative, because that’s how you can really see bigger change. If everyone was thinking the same way, how are you going to push the envelope? How are you going to break through into a different mindset? Changing mindsets and all that is part of this communication that we have constantly. So I think that’s why they’ve had so much success with Heads Together and whatever we end up working on moving forward.”