Prince William continues in the footsteps Dolly Parton, Naomi Campbell’s footsteps by recording an audio walk tour. The aim is to encourage the public to be active for mental health.

  • Next week, William will be featured on the Apple Fitness+ audio walking experience
  • Time to Walk is a program that encourages people to exercise for mental and physical well-being. 
  • Apple donates to three top mental health charities 

Apple has joined forces with the Duke of Cambridge to present a brand new audio walking experience. The Duke will share some of his most treasured memories while going for a walk through the Norfolk countryside. 

The series allows listeners to become immersed in walking tours, listening to the narration and hearing sounds as the characters take them on an exciting journey through important places.

The future king was recorded as he toured his grandmother’s 20,000 acre Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, starting at the Queen’s home, Sandringham House, and then took in St Mary Magdalene Church, where the royals celebrate Christmas each year, before ending up at Anmer Hall, his and Kate’s family home. 

At various points on the route, pictures of the host, which previously include Dolly Parton and Jane Fonda as well as boxer Anthony Joshua, model Naomi Campbell, and actress Jane Fonda are also visible.  

Prince William (pictured) will appear on a special festive episode of Time to Walk on Monday 6th December, encouraging people to take some time out and walk for their mental health over the Christmas period

Prince William (pictured) will make an appearance on Time to Walk’s Christmas special episode. The show encourages viewers to get out there and exercise for mental well-being over the festive period.

Apple has announced an upcoming Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk with Prince William. In addition to Apple Fitness+ subscribers, it will also be made available to everyone as a free airing on Apple Music

Apple announced a new Apple Fitness+ Time to Walk program with Prince William. Apple Fitness+ subscribers will receive the free broadcast. It will also be accessible to everybody via Apple Music.

In light of Christmas being difficult for many, William chose three charities that offer support to those who are in emotional distress or crisis. This is in recognition of the positive effect walking can have on your mental health.

Shout is a text assistance service that was developed by William’s Royal Foundation. Crisis Text Line provides an international service. Lifeline in Australia provides support for those who are experiencing distress and provides emergency help.  

For the first time, it will be available on Apple Music 1’s radio station.

Apple Watches users can now ‘walk alongside William’ in its online exercise library starting Monday.  

The Duke of Cambridge speaks during The Royal Foundation's Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium in London on November 25, 2021

The Duke of Cambridge spoke at the Royal Foundation’s Emergency Services Mental Health Symposium, London, November 25, 2021

Time to Walk encourages you to go outside and get active while you listen to a famous public figure walking.

The recording features the Duke talking about keeping mental fit. He also reflects on an incident when he felt drawn to the outside world, how it was important to listen to others and what led to him prioritising his mental health.

Jay Blahnik (Apple’s vice-president of fitness technology) stated that Time To Walk launched January 1st. He said: “Walking is one of the most loved physical activities in the world and it’s also one of our best health practices.

Walking can provide more than exercise. A walk can also help you to clear the mind and solve any problem or give you a fresh perspective.

Prior to taking part in Time To Walk, the Duke had already listened to the program and was impressed with the goal of the series, which is to encourage listeners to exercise. It also ties into his own efforts to support the mental well-being of the country, including emergency workers.  

Apple Music 1 will broadcast three audio streams of Time To Walk featuring William for free on Monday.