The Duke of Cambridge recently visited Vietnam to attend the third International Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade.
The Prince and the royal family are known to be committed to many causes, including that of the protection of the environment and animals.
In an interview on the Talk Vietnam show on Thursday, William got candid about how he sees fatherhood, and how it has transformed him.
“Well, as the other parents in the room will testify, there’s wonderful highs and there’s wonderful lows,” he said in the interview. “It’s been quite a change for me, personally.”
William also took the chance to praise his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton: “I’m very lucky in the support I have from Catherine. She is an amazing mother and a fantastic wife.”
The 34-year-old royal admitted to having difficulties in raising their children, just like any other parent.
“I have my share of difficult times. Switching from man alone and independent status to that of a married man and then the father is a life changing process,” he confessed.
“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.”
He also revealed that despite their position, he and Kate try to raise their children without high expectations: “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.”
The Prince conclude by saying he hopes George and Charlotte will grow “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.”