FA­THER­HOOD CHANGED WIL­LIAM

PRINCE WIL­LIAM’S job af­fected him when he be­came a fa­ther.

People (South Africa) - - #Peoplespotted - BY AN­GELA BEKIARIS

THE fu­ture King of the Throne has three beau­ti­ful chil­dren. But Prince Wil­liam — who has been a proud ad­vo­cate of men­tal health for years — says hav­ing kids af­fected him emo­tion­ally while work­ing as an am­bu­lance pi­lot.

Will, who has ap­peared at char­ity events and con­fer­ences to speak about the mat­ter, and even founded the Heads To­gether Ini­tia­tive to help get rid of the stigma sur­round­ing men­tal health is­sues and treat­ment, re­cently re­vealed that he never thought his dif­fi­cult job would af­fect him ‘too much’, but things com­pletely changed as soon as he had kids. The fa­therof-three ad­mit­ted that he started to get much more emo­tional when he ‘worked sev­eral times on trau­matic jobs in­volv­ing chil­dren’, dur­ing his time as a pi­lot for Air Am­bu­lance. Fa­ther to Prince Ge­orge, five, Princess Char­lotte, three, and six-month-old Prince Louis, with wife Kate Mid­dle­ton, the royal ad­mit­ted, “The re­la­tion be­tween the job and the per­sonal life was what re­ally took me over the edge. And I started feel­ing things that I’ve never felt be­fore. And I got very sad and very down about this par­tic­u­lar fam­ily.”

The Duke of Cam­bridge added that for the first time he had dif­fi­culty sep­a­rat­ing his work from his per­sonal life. “You start to take away bits of the job and keep them in your body. And of course, you don’t want to share with your loved ones be­cause you just don’t want to bring that sort of stuff home,” he said.

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