The heir to the throne revealed the profound impact being a dad has had on him in an ITV documentary about his work with The Prince’s Trust, a charity set up by his father Prince Charles in 1976.
The 33-year-old said; ‘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.’
The father-of-two explained to presenters Ant and Dec that since the birth of his two children he has realised how ‘precious life is’ and it had put everything in perspective.
William added; ‘The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that.’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcomed George, their first child, in July 2013, and their second, Charlotte, in May 2015.
William revealed that the Royal family also hopes that Prince George and Princess Charlotte will take over the work with The Prince’s Trust in the future.
Prince Charles set up the charity 40 years ago to help provide jobs and education for young teens and adults.
In the 90-minute program, which will be aired on ITV on Monday 4th January, Prince Charles says he had hoped his sons ‘might take an interest’ as he was getting past his ‘sell-by-date now.’
Prince William revealed in 2015 that becoming a father had shed new light on his mother’s death and had inspired his work with the charity Child Bereavement UK.
‘My mother was determined to help those in need and she would have been immensely proud – as I am – of all that Child Bereavement UK has achieved…as a father to two young children, I now appreciate it all the more.’