#Dadgoals. Prince William revealed his secret for soothing a crying baby during the launch of the royal family’s new mental health charity, Heads Together, on Monday, May 16.
William, 33, was asked about his adorable kids, Prince George, 2, and Princess Charlotte, 12 months, and what he does when they cry. The royal dad of two — who mentioned that Charlotte wasn’t much of a crier — said that he used to calm George down as an infant by running water. Apparently, the sound would comfort his eldest child.
The Duke of Cambridge was joined by his wife, Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton, and his younger brother, Prince Harry, at the event held at Place2Be in London.
After all three explained why they felt an urge to offer help to those suffering from mental health disorders, they were asked to write down what made them happy. While Harry, 31, said “making people smile” and Kate, 34, shared that “a walk” put her in a good mood, proud parent William simply wrote “my children.”
Last year, William opened up about how fatherhood has changed him in an interview for the documentary When Ant and Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust.
“I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be, weirdly,” he notes in the film. “I never used to get too wound up or worried about things. But 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.”
Although caring for two little ones has understandably caused Wills to worry more, it’s also taught him never to take for granted the time he gets to spend witnessing their major milestones.
“[It’s] just because you realize how precious life is, and it puts it all in perspective,” he explains in the documentary. “The idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that.”
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