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Prince Harry: Public speaking makes me sweat

Britain's Prince Harry has revealed his biggest secret in honour of the #FeelNoShame HIV/AIDS campaign.

The royal is backing the #FeelNoShame HIV/AIDS campaign, which is encouraging people to share a secret in light of the stigma suffers of the disease often feel. Harry set up charity Sentebale, which is behind the campaign, with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho.

In a video in aid of the cause, Harry decided to offer up a fact nobody knows about him. Public appearances may be part and parcel of his everyday life, but that doesn't mean it's something he's comfortable with.

"Today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience," he admits in the clip.

"Despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time, I get incredibly nervous, if not anxious actually, before going into rooms full of people when I'm wearing a suit.

"Now that I've confessed that, I'll probably be even more worried that people are looking at me. But, thank you very much for everyone who's taken part, and I must encourage as many people to get involved as possible."

To show his full support, Harry wears a red ribbon on his grey sweater while making the address.

The redheaded Brit is hoping people will use the #FeelNoShame hashtag on Twitter to open up and encourage those suffering from HIV/AIDS to turn to someone.

"Thousands of children are needlessly dying because they are too ashamed to talk about HIV and seek support," the charity's release states. "That's why on World AIDS Day, Sentebale launched the #FeelNoShame campaign, which celebrates the sharing of secrets – spreading the word that eradicating stigma and shame, saves lives."

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