Prince William says he 'wells up more' due to fatherhood

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.


Prince William says becoming a father has made him much a more emotional person.

The father of Prince George (aged two) and Princess Charlotte (aged eight months) revealed that the 'smallest things' make him well up.

'I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly,' he told presenters Ant and Dec in an interview for ITV documentary When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince's Trust.

READ: Prince Harry reduced to tears after given a late marine's name tag

Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

Prince William, Duchess Catherine, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

PHOTOS: Top 10 best dressed royals

'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.'

In the 90-minute programme, Prince Charles also opened up about his charity The Prince's Trust, which he set up in 1976.

Prince Charles, Prince George and Prince William. Photo: Getty Images.
Prince Charles, Prince George and Prince William. Photo: Getty Images.

Prince Charles, Prince George and Prince William. Photo: Getty Images.

The Prince said he hopes his sons will follow in his footsteps and will become involved with the charity.

'I hope one of them might take an interest in it because I am probably getting past my sell-by date now,' he joked.

Prince William said that his father's tireless work with charity was inspiring.

'He is incredibly driven to do his duty and that from a very young age has been instilled in him,' Prince William said before adding: 'It is where a lot of his passion and his drive comes from.'

When Ant And Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years Of The Prince's Trust will air on Monday January 4 at 21:00 GMT.

RELATED:

The fabulous life of Prince George

Royal rascal: Prince Harry's headline-making moments

10 times Wills and George were the most adorable father-son duo ever

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting