Prince William, aka His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, aka third in line for the British throne, aka Kate’s husband, aka George an Charlotte’s DAD—is opening up about how the latter title has changed who he is as a person, and I kinda love it. The Britons are known for showing a “stiff upper lip”, but in an interview about his father Prince Charles’ “Prince’s Trust” charity, William admitted that becoming a dad has made him a lot more “weirdly” emotional than he used to be. He says:
“I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly. 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.”
Ah, Wills, we are glad to see that royals are people too! And you’re right, having kids does really bring home the preciousness of each and every life. Also, it looks like you and I have something else in common (besides impeccable breeding and undisputed good looks)—parenting made me a much more emotional person than I was before I had kids. I have three kids, and I am at LEAST three times more emotional, thankful for life, and grounded than I used to be.
What do you think about the Duke of Cambridge’s comments on being a dad? You can check out a clip of the his interview here at ITV.