Prince Wil­liam ad­mits fa­ther­hood strug­gles

Kuwait Times - - LIFESTYLE -

Prince Wil­liam ad­mits he has strug­gled with fa­ther­hood. The 34-year-old royal - who has chil­dren Prince Ge­orge, three and 18-month-old Princess Char­lotte with his wife Duchess Cather­ine - ad­mit­ted that there are “won­der­ful highs and lows” to be­ing a dad. Speak­ing on English-lan­guage show ‘Talk Viet­nam’ dur­ing a two-day visit to the coun­try, 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. “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.” Speak­ing about his chil­dren, he called Ge­orge “a right lit­tle ras­cal”, adding, “he keeps me on my toes but he’s a sweet boy”. And when asked about Char­lotte, he said: “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 went on to add: “I would like [my kids] to grow up with 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. “The ma­te­ri­al­ism of the world - I find quite tricky some­times. “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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