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Video: Prince Harry helps train marathon runners on the Gateshead Quayside as he visits the region

Prince Harry gave high fives over the River Tyne as he joined Steve Cram and Jonathan Edwards in training runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together.

The trio put on the coaching session on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside for competitors from across the North East and Scotland running for the organisation.

Harry joked with Cram, who was dressed in shorts and a headband, about a bandage on his knee as the three of them stood on the Millennium Bridge and encouraged runners as they did shuttle runs back and forth.

Joking that one runner looked like Johnny Vegas, he shouted for them to catch the ones in front.

Prince Harry trained runners taking part in the London Marathon for mental health charity Heads Together Credit: Owen Humphreys PA Wire/PA Images

He also greeted some of the by-standers, including a little boy in a bobble hat, asking if they had been tempted to join in the training.

Spearheaded by Harry along with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, HeadsTogether aims to change the national conversation on mental well-being to a positive one.

Steve Cram told ITV Tyne Tees it was nice to have the Royal Family involved in the project.

Mental health preparation is incredibly important. I think to have Prince Harry and his brother is fantastic for this.

"I think lots of people struggle with mental health issues, but I think if you can talk to someone about your struggles like I would with my old coach, it's so important and something we need to do."

– Jonathan Edwards, Former Triple Jumper
Prince Harry also greeted some of the by-standers Credit: Owen Humphreys PA Wire/PA Images

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