Prince Harry makes first public appearance since lawsuit for World Mental Health Day

The Duke of Sussex stepped out on October 10 in Nottingham for his first public engagement since he filed a lawsuit against the British press on October 1 in honor of World Mental Health Day.

Nottingham is a particularly special and sentimental location for Prince Harry, as it was the site of his first public outing with Meghan Markle’ as an official couple back in December 2018.

Harry participated in two youth community initiatives during the morning.

He began at Nottingham Academy where he sat in on an EPIC Partners Nurture Session (a mentoring initiative that aims to improve youth mental health) followed by an assembly for Year 11 students.

Harry then stopped by Community Recording Studio in St Ann's to watch a performance from an upcoming 'Hip Hopera' by students that will focus on mental-health related issues in its subject matter.

The show will aim to use real life experience from the actors' lives in development of the plot of the play.

Community Recording Studio is a charity initiative that encourages participation in film and music by teaching young people valuable skillsets in both focus areas while connecting them with the proper equipment, tools and contacts within the industry.

"It's not all going to be good but to have that perspective and that awareness of what's potentially happened to you - where you've come from and where you're going - that's golden,” Harry reportedly told students.