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‘The hardest time in my life’: Prince William opens up about fatherhood

The Duke of Cambridge tells of the flood of emotions he experienced on becoming a father

Hannah Furness

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of the “life-changing” moment he became a father after the trauma of his young life, saying having children was one of the “scariest” moments he had experienced.

The duke, whose mother, Diana Princess of Wales, died when he was 15, said the emotions flooded back “in leaps and bounds” after the birth of his first child, and that he found it overwhelming as he realised she was not there to help him.

In a conversation about mental health with Marvin Sordell, a former Premier League footballer, the duke said he and the duchess had to “learn and evolve” together after the arrival of Prince George, moving into a “very different phase of life”. The pair spoke as part of a new BBC documentary, Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health, about football and mental health, aimed at encouraging men in particular to open up about their emotions and wellbeing...

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