It is a known fact that fatherhood brings out the best in a man making them more emotional about life.
Even Prince William agrees to it.
In a new documentary with Ant and Dec, Prince William has opened up about fatherhood and confessed that fatherhood has made him more “emotional” and made him realize how “precious life is”, reports Mail Online.
According to the report, the Duke of Cambridge also admitted that he fears he won’t get to see George and Charlotte grow up.
“I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly,” said the 33-year-old.
“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.”
His own mother, Princess Diana died in a car crash when he was just 15 and that might be the reason for his attitude towards parenthood.
“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,” William added.
“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.”
The documentary is about his father’s Prince’s Trust. Prince Harry too features in the interview and talks about living next door to his brother and his family at Kensington Palace.
“I can always hear the wheels of those plastic tractors that George loves playing on,” Harry says in the interview.
“It’s really nice to be able to live next to each other as neighbours.”
The documentary also marks the Duchess of Cornwall’s first televised interview for the 90-minute programme presented by Ant and Dec – Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, who are also Trust ambassadors.