As with most loving dads, Prince William worries about his kids.
He worries about their future, about their health and in a bittersweet revelation, the man who lost his own mother when he was just 15, worries that he won’t get to see them grow up.
The Duke of Cambridge has admitted in an interview that fatherhood has made him a more “emotional” person and helped him understand just how “precious life is.”
Prince William and his brother Prince Harry sat down at Kensington Palace for a documentary celebrating 40 years of Prince Charles’ charity The Prince’s Trust.
The 33-year-old told Ant and Dec about his own father and how having children had changed him. “I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly,” he said.
He added that after having George, who is two-and-a-half and Charlotte, who turns one in May he cries a lot at the little things.
“I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now the smallest little things, you well up a little more, you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father," he continued.
The death of Prince William’s mother Princess Diana seemed to be at the forefront of his mind as he spoke of his life.
“Just because you realise how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective. The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that," he said.
The Duke and Duchess have stated that they want to provide their children with as normal an upbringing as possible. They announced in December that George will start nursery school at a Montessori school for local children near their country home in Norfolk, and William referred to the importance of his upbringing by Charles and Diana.
“I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us what goes on. And I think seeing such a broad spectrum of life is really important from a young age to give you a bit of perspective," he said.
"You don't just live in a palace it's very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world," Prince William added.
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