Becoming a parent is one of the most special and significant times in anyone’s life. For the royals, it is just as wonderful as it is for the rest of us, except that they have the added experience of the entire world watching.
As we know, Prince William has never exactly had a typical life. He has been in the spotlight since the day he was born, and as a future king, there has always been massive attention surrounding everything that he does.
When Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge was in the hospital giving birth to each of the couple’s three children, an unimaginable number of people camped outside waiting to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge emerging on the steps with their newborn children. No one ever had a doubt that Prince William and Kate would be absolutely amazing parents, and over the years, they have proved that it is true.
It used to be that Prince William was young and carefree, although he was always in the public eye, he had the freedom to do as he pleased. Now, Prince William has revealed the major way that fatherhood has changed him.
The life of a young Prince William
Prince William may have grown up behind palace walls, but he still knew how to have a good time. According to The Sun, he was actually a ladies’ man, which may come as a surprise to many of his fans. He enjoyed going out and spending time with good friends and first attended the posh Eton College followed by the University of Saint Andrew’s in Scotland.
Prince William’s mother, Princess Diana, wanted him and his brother, Prince Harry, to have as normal of an upbringing as possible and did things with them such as going to theme parks and fast-food restaurants. It wasn’t until well after going away to university that Prince William met Kate, and it was many years after that when the couple finally got married.
How many children does Prince William have?
When Prince William and Kate married in one of the most extravagant weddings of all time, billions of fans were tuned into their television sets to see the ceremony broadcast live. They became husband and wife in 2011, but it wasn’t until July 2013 that they welcomed their first son and future king, Prince George.
A few years later, Princess Charlotte was born, being welcomed into the family on May 2, 2015. Soon after, fans were delighted to know that William and Kate were expecting their third child, another son, named Prince Louis, who was born on April 23, 2018.
The children are 3rd, 4th, and 5th in line to the British throne, with Prince George being in the direct line of succession just like his father.
Prince William revealed the major way fatherhood has changed him
From the day fans first witnessed Prince William and Kate introducing their oldest child to the world, it was evident that he absolutely loved being a dad. So, how has fatherhood changed him?
According to Hello! Magazine, it has actually made him more emotional, and in the best way possible. The prince actually said that he never before got “too wound up about things.”
Now, he has learned to appreciate all the smaller things that life has to offer, and he owes it all to being a father. He knows all too well that life has its highs and lows, and he credits the support of Kate for the great job that he is doing.
“There’s wonderful highs and wonderful lows,” said the Duke said in an interview with Talk Vietnam. “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.”
“I adore my children very much,” he added. “I’ve learnt a lot about myself and about family just from having my own children. 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.”
Prince William knows just how special life is, and it is great that he is now able to see it all from a new perspective and enjoy the wonderful journey of being a dad.