William and Kate with their children, George and Charlotte. Photo / Supplied
William and Kate with their children, George and Charlotte. Photo / Supplied

Prince William worries he won't get to see kids grow up

PRINCE William has said that being a father has made him "more emotional" and more prone to welling up.

In a revealing TV interview, the prince confessed that he worried that he would not get to see his children, George and Charlotte, grow up

William said that becoming a parent has made him more aware of "how precious life is".

The 33-year-old heir to the throne lost his own mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 15, a traumatic event that has inevitably affected his attitude towards parenthood.

He said that he "never used to get too wound up or worried about things," but now feels more affected by world events.

"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," he said.

"Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective. The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that."

The interview is about Prince Charles' charity, the Prince's Trust, set up 40 years ago.

William said: "I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us what goes on. And I think seeing such a broad spectrum of life is really important from a young age to give you a bit of perspective.

"You don't just live in a palace, it's very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world."