Prince William Says Becoming Husband, Father Was A Struggle
Prince William has given a candid interview where he talked about his personal struggle with transitioning into married life after being a “single independent man.”
But he said he had been helped by the Duchess of Cambridge, whom he described as an “amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
In a TV interview with Talk Vietnam, a popular English-language show, he also said having children made him more emotional.
“There's wonderful highs and wonderful lows,” he said.
“It's been quite a change for me personally. I'm very lucky in the support I have from Catherine — she's an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
“But I've struggled at times. The alteration from being a single independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing.”
The 34-year-old Prince also spoke about “materialism”, saying he wants Prince George, three, and Princess Charlotte, one, to grow up with “simple aspirations … treating others as they would like to be treated themselves.”
“I adore my children very much and I've learnt a lot about myself and about family just from having my own children,” he said.
“George is a right little rascal sometimes — he keeps me on my toes but he's a sweet boy.”
“And Charlotte, bearing in mind I haven't had a sister so having a daughter is a very different dynamic.
“So I'm learning about having a daughter, having a girl in the family.”
He addded: “I worry about the future more. When you have something or someone in your life to give the future to I think it focuses the mind more about what you're giving them and are you happy that you've done all you can to leave it in a good state.”
The Duke of Cambridge is in Vietnam on a two-day visit to the South-East Asian nation to highlight the illegal trade in ivory and rhino horn.