Who knew a prince could be so relatable. Prince William recently traveled to Vietnam and got real about the struggles facing new moms and dads. On a Vietnamese talk show, he described fatherhood as having “wonderful highs and wonderful lows.”
“It’s been quite a change for me personally,” he said on Talk Vietnam. “I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She’s an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
But it hasn’t always been easy. “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, and I’ve learned a lot about myself and about family just from having my own children.”
The Duke of Cambridge called 3-year-old son George “a right little rascal” who “keeps [him] on his toes,” and acknowledged that parenting 18-month-old Charlotte is already a different experience. “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.”
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The father-of-two also expressed his hopes for the future. “I would like [my kids] to grow up with more simple aspirations. I think there’s a lot of huge aspirations and people living with an enormous amount of stuff that they don’t necessarily need,” he said.
“I would like George and Charlotte to grow up being a little bit more simple in their approach and their outlook, and just looking after those around them and treating others as they would like to be treated themselves.”
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It sounds like this humble dad is already a royally good parent.