Prince William has confessed he worries that he won’t get to see George and Charlotte grow up, in a new documentary with Ant and Dec.
The Duke of Cambridge admitted that fatherhood has made him more ‘emotional’ and more aware of how ‘precious life is’.
His own mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash when he was just 15 in an event which will have affected his attitude towards parenthood.
‘I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly,’ said the 33-year-old, talking to Ant and Dec for the documentary about his father’s Prince’s Trust.
With his brother, Prince Harry, beside him, he added: ‘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.’