Monday, 4 January 2016
Prince William Says: Fatherhood Made Me More Emotional
Prince William has confessed that fatherhood has made him "weirdly" emotional and prone to welling up.
Princess William is the proud father of two small children - Prince George and Princess Charlotte - and revealed during a documentary about his father's Prince's Trust charity that becoming a parent has made him more aware of how "precious life is".
Prince William said "I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be. I never used to really kind of get too wound up or worried about things but now the smallest little things can get - I can feel - you well up a little bit more. "And you get affected by things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more I think as a father. Just because you realise how precious life is.".
"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 said.
He added: "I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us, you know, what - what goes on. And I think it's seeing - seeing such a broad spectrum of life, it's really important from a young age, to give you a bit of perspective…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."
Princess Harry said he enjoyed living next door to William and Kate at Kensington Palace. "I can always hear the wheels of those plastic tractors that George loves playing on," he said.
He described their London base, where the royal brothers were also brought up by Charles and Diana, as a "giant playground", adding: "It's really nice to be able to live next to each other and be neighbours."
Ant and Dec, both long-term ambassadors for The Prince's Trust, were given unprecedented access to Clarence House, St James's Palace and Kensington Palace for the 90-minute documentary, to be aired on ITV tomorrow night.
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