By Michael Benson
12th October 2019,
Updated: 12th October 2019,
Prince William and Frank Lampard surprised a group of England fans on Friday night at a London pub as part of a campaign to raise awareness of mental health issues.
The pair shared the evening with the supporters to watch the Three Lions’ defeat to Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifying.
The event was organised by mental health charity Heads Together, with the group consisting of people who had struggled in recent times.
While Chelsea initially tweeted a video of the fans cheering Harry Kane’s opener, the mood soon changed.
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Each of the fans in the pub with Prince William for #CZEENG has been joined by someone who has supported them through difficult times, and are discussing the importance of encouraging more people – particularly men – to feel comfortable talking about their mental health #HeadsUp pic.twitter.com/bXdhln2uAm
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 11, 2019