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Prince William Has Gushed About Fatherhood! His Quotes About Being a Dad of 3

The Prince of Wales has has been candid about the struggles he's faced as a parent and his desire to give his children a normal childhood 


Prince William may have the weight of becoming the future king of England on his shoulders, but his role of being a father to his three children is just as important. William has three kids with Princess of Wales, Kate Middleton: Prince George, born in 2013, Princess Charlotte born in 2015 and Prince Louis born in 2018. While the prince tends to be reserved about his family life, he has openly talked about becoming a father and the advice he’s offered to his children. Keep reading for some of Prince William’s best quotes about fatherhood.

Prince William’s quotes about becoming a father

  • “There’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows. It’s been quite a change for me personally.”— Interview with ABC News
  • “They say that number one is a life changer and that number two is a game-changer.” —Visit to XLP Arts Project
  • “Two is fine — I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired.” — Kensington Palace Event
  • “As any new parent knows, you’re only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything. It’s nice that people want to see George – I’m just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through.” — Interview with CNN
  • “It’s one of the most amazing moments of life, but it’s also one of the scariest.” — BBC documentary Football, Prince William, and Our Mental Health
  • “And I find, again it’s only been a short period, but a lot of things affect me differently now.” — Interview with CNN
  • “Christmas is a new dynamic when you have children. Suddenly it’s a whole different ballgame of noise and excitement.” — Radio Marsden
  • “I did the first nappy, it’s a badge of honor. I wasn’t allowed to get away with that. I had every midwife staring at me, saying: ‘You do it, you do it.’”— Interview with CNN
  • “I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But now … you get affected by the sort of things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think … Just because you realize how precious life is and it puts it all in perspective.”— Preview of When Ant and Dec Met the Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust

Prince William on struggling with being a parent

  • “Well, as the other parents in the room will testify, there’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows.” — Talk Vietnam
  • “It’s been quite a change for me personally. I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife. But I’ve struggled at times, the alteration from being a single, independent man to going into marriage and then having children is life-changing.”— Talk Vietnam
  • “I worry about the future more. When you have something or someone in your life to give the future to I think it focuses the mind more about what you’re giving them and are you happy that you’ve done all you can to leave it in a good state.” — ABC News
  • “And I agree with you, I think when you’ve been through something traumatic in life — and that is like you say your dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger — your emotions come back in leaps and bounds because it’s a very different phase of life. And there’s no one there to, kind of, help you, and I definitely found it very, at times, overwhelming.” — CBS News
  • “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.” — ABC News

Prince William’s quotes about giving his kids normalcy

  • “As far as we’re concerned, within our family unit we are a normal family. I love my children the same way any father does, and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father, so we are very normal in that sense.” — The Telegraph
  • “Me and Catherine, particularly, we support each other. We go through those moments together and we kind of evolve and learn together.” — BBC documentary Football, Prince William, and Our Mental Health
  • “I would like them 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. The materialism of the world I find quite tricky sometimes.” —Conversation with the BBC
  • “Stability at home is so important to me. “I want to bring up my children in a happy, stable, secure world, and that is so important to both [Kate and I] as parents.” — British GQ
  • “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.” — Talk Vietnam
  • “I want George to grow up in a real, living environment. I don’t want him growing up behind palace walls, he has to be out there. The media make it harder, but I will fight for them to have a normal life.” — British GQ
  • “I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously, and I want to bring my children up as good people.” — The Telegraph

Prince William’s quotes about supporting his children

Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince George, Prince Louis and Princess Charlotte at Christmastime
  • “It is a time to reflect on my responsibility to look after not just the physical health of my two children, but to treat their mental needs as just as important a priority … if your son or daughter ever needs help, they need their father’s guidance and support just as much as they need their mother’s.” — Heads Together Father’s Day Breakfast
  • “Catherine and I are clear that we want both George and Charlotte to grow up feeling able to talk about their emotions and feeling.” — Interview with CalmZine
  • George and Charlotte are “about as cheeky as each other,” which is “very cheeky.” — Prince William: A Planet for Us All 
  • “Obviously, absolutely fine by me,” when asked how he’d react if one of his children came out as gay.
  • “I adore my children very much and I’ve learned a lot about myself and about family just from having my own children. George is a right little rascal sometimes, he keeps me on my toes but he’s a sweet boy. And Charlotte, 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.” — Talk Vietnam
  • “She’s a very good footballer. You hold her hand and she kicks it. [It’s] very sweet.” — Hello!
  • “Now I’ve got George, Charlotte and now Louis in my life, your outlook does change. You want to hand over to the next generation, the wildlife, in a much better condition.”

Prince William’s quotes about his own father

  • “When he’s there, he’s brilliant. But we need him there as much as possible. … It’s a perfect time to consolidate a little bit. As most families would do, you are worried about having them around and make sure their health’s OK. He’s the fittest man I know, but equally, I want him to be fit until he’s 95.”
  • “My father has always understood that people of all faiths, all backgrounds, and all communities, deserve to be celebrated and supported. Pa, we are all so proud of you.” —Coronation Celebration

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