Prince William is reflecting on fatherhood.
In an upcoming BBC One documentary referred to as “Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health,” the prince opened up about his emotions on turning into a father, noting that “having children is the largest life-changing second.”
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All through the documentary, William speaks to a number of skilled athletes, together with skilled soccer participant Marvin Sordell, who grew up with no father — a scenario William can relate to after his mom, Princess Diana, died in a automotive accident when he was simply 15.
“I think when you’ve been through something traumatic in life — and that is like you say your dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger — your emotions come back in leaps and bounds because it’s a very different phase of life,” mentioned William, 37, per Us Weekly. “And there’s no one there to, kind of, help you, and I definitely found it very, at times, overwhelming.”
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Nevertheless, William famous that he has a terrific parenting associate in his spouse, Kate Middleton.
“We go through those moments together and we kind of evolve and learn together,” he mentioned.
The 2 share George, 6, Charlotte, 5, and Louis, 2.
“I think emotionally, things come out of the blue that you don’t ever expect or maybe you think you’ve dealt with and so I can completely relate to what you’re saying about children coming along, it’s one of the most amazing moments of life, but it’s also one of the scariest,” added the royal.
William informed Sordell, 29, that his father “would be very proud of” him.
“So would your mom,” responded the athlete.
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“I appreciate that,” mentioned William.
“Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health” is ready to air on BBC One on Thursday, Could 28.