Prince William Describes 'Fear Of Having Newborn' & Kate Says She Was 'Naive'

Amy Mackelden
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Prince William's busy week of royal engagements saw the duke opening up about his own family life, and what it's like looking after a newborn baby.

While visiting the Future Men Fathers' Development Programme at the Abbey Centre in London on Thursday, William put in an appearance at a Future Dads session. The prince was honest and open about his own experience with fatherhood, and the complicated emotions that go along with it.

According to People, he told the group of expectant fathers, "The fear of having a newborn baby, that’s very vulnerable and that’s what you spend most of your time worrying about, thinking what do I do? And that’s the thing isn’t it? It’s very daunting of how tiny they are when they first arrive."

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William also discussed learning to change diapers with men attending the group. He explained, "They are so fragile and everything's so tiny, their little fingers and toes, you do feel like if you move them around too much they’re going to break almost but they don’t!"

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His wife, Kate Middleton, also opened up about the challenges of parenthood, while visiting a Mental Health in Education conference this week. Via People, the Duchess of Cambridge revealed, "I was very naive myself as a parent of really just how important particularly the early years are for children’s futures." Now, the duchess works with several organisations that support the early years development of children and young people.

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