Prince William on the incredible but Scary Experience of Being a Father

Lula Sharp
May 24, 2020

And now Prince William has shared some of his most personal thoughts on fatherhood, describing having children as "one of the most awesome moments of life" but also "one of the scariest".

William was 15 and his brother, Prince Harry, was 12 when their mother died in a Paris vehicle crash in 1997.

William sees fatherhood as a "very different phase of life - there is no one there who can help you, and I certainly find it very, sometimes, extraordinary". In the documentary, scheduled to air on the BBC in the United Kingdom on May 28, Sordell admits how hard it was becoming a father for the first time, having grown up without a father.

In the upcoming programme, former professional footballer Marvin Sordell told him that becoming a dad had been "the hardest time in my life", having not grown up with a father figure.

Kate beforehand opened up about her household and the way they've been holding up throughout this scary time.

Speaking of how he and his wife support one another, he commented: "Me and Catherine particularly, we support each other and we go through those moments together and we kind of evolve and learn together".

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"Having children is the biggest life-changing moment, it really is", he said "I think when you've been through something traumatic in mother dying when I was younger, the emotions come back, in leaps and bounds".

In the new program, the Duke meets players, fans, and managers from all levels of the game in an effort to start a conversation on mental health through football. Apparently, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge only want to keep Charlotte and her one-year-old younger brother, 5-year-old George, together "to maintain their lockdown routine, quot; in the midst of the current global pandemic".

"But, emotionally, things come out of the blue that you don't ever expect or that maybe you think you've dealt with".

He added: "It's one of the most awesome moments of life but it's also one of the scariest".

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Diana, Princess of Wales, with her sons Harry (left) and William.

The documentary titled Football, Prince William and our Mental Health, focuses on smashing stereotypes and removing the stigma surrounding mental health and men.

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