Monday, January 04, 2016

I Worry I Wont See My Children Grow - Prince William

Prince William has confessed he worries that he won't get to see George and Charlotte grow up.  In a new documentary with Ant and Dec about his father's Prince's Trust, the Duke of Cambridge admitted that fatherhood has made him more 'emotional' and more aware of how 'precious life is'.

His own mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash when he was just 15 in an event which will have affected his attitude towards parenthood.  The prince said during the interview: "I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly"

Princess Diana with young Prince William & Prince Charles

With his brother, Prince Harry, beside him, he added:

 '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.  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.
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.  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 Diana with Princes Harry and William
Prince Harry talked also about how he enjoyed living next door to his brother and his family at Kensington Palace.  He added:

 'I can always hear the wheels of those plastic tractors that George loves playing on.

It's really nice to be able to live next to each other as neighbours.'  

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