Prince Harry

Prince Harry Praised For "Tireless" Work With Veterans

He was thanked by the Prime Minister for his efforts to raise awareness of issues affecting veterans.

Prince Harry

The former Apache pilot has stated previously that working with veterans and counselling helped him deal with the death of his mother. Image: PA.

Prince Harry has been praised by the Prime Minister for his "tireless work" in raising awareness about the challenges faced by service personnel moving into civilian life.

Theresa May gave the praise in the House of Commons in light of Mental Health Awareness Week, and gave her best wishes to the Prince and Meghan Markle ahead of their wedding this weekend.

Mrs May yesterday attended an event where the UK team for this year's Invictus Games in Sydney was officially revealed.

The Games were founded by Prince Harry, himself a former Apache pilot in the Army Air Corps, to support the recovery of wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel.

He told Forces News last year how his time served in Afghanistan led him to deal with his own mental health problems, and has campaigned to encourage military personnel with mental health issues to try to talk about it.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joined the Prime Minister in praising the Prince, thanking him for his work "highlighting the need to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health".