Prince William revealed that becoming a father brought back painful emotions that he felt after the death of his mother at the age of 15.
The Duke of Cambridge, who has three children with his wife Catherine, said feelings of a “traumatic” event could resurface as a parent.
He told a BBC mental health documentary that he sometimes found things “overwhelming.”
Her mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, died in a car accident in Paris in 1997.
Prince William, father of Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, said that he and Catherine supported each other during these difficult times.
He was speaking to former professional footballer Marvin Sordell for the men’s mental health and soccer program.
Former Bolton Wanderers striker Sordell described becoming a father as “the most difficult time of my life,” adding that he had trouble with his emotions and found it difficult because he hadn’t grown up. with a father.
The Duke of Cambridge responds, “Having kids is the biggest life-changing moment, it really is.
“And I agree with you, I think when you have experienced something traumatic in life – and it’s like you say your father is not there, my mother dying when I was older young – your emotions come back by leaps and bounds because it is a very different phase of life.
“And there is no one out there to sort of help you out, and I have certainly found it very, at times, overwhelming. “
Prince William said emotions can “come out of nowhere” that you don’t expect or think you have already faced.
Speaking of parenthood, the royal added: “It is one of the most incredible moments in life but it is also one of the most frightening. “
Prince William and his younger brother, Prince Harry, have talked more and more about the impact of their mother’s death on them through their Heads Together mental health campaign.
Football, Prince William And Our Mental Health will air on Thursday May 28 at 8:05 p.m. BST on BBC One.
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