Prince William has admitted he is an 'emotional' father in an intimate new interview with Ant and Dec, set to air on Monday

We’re used to seeing proud dad Prince William all smiles when he’s with his family – son Prince George, daughter Princess Charlotte and lovely wife Kate. And rightly so – they’re a gorgeous bunch!

But the heir to the throne has revealed that fatherhood has made him a bit of a worrywart, confessing that he is ‘more emotional’ than he used to be and that the thought of not being there for his children plays on his mind.

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Wills confesses all to TV hosts Ant and Dec in an new interview set to air tonight (Monday) as part of a profile on his dad Prince Charles’s charity The Princes Trust, which is celebrating 40 years.

Speaking to the Geordie duo, Wills revealed: ‘I’m a lot more emotional than I used to be. Yeah, weirdly.

‘I never used to really get too wound up or worried about things but now the smallest little things can get – I can feel – you well up a little bit more.’

He added: ‘You get affected by things that happen around the world or whatever a lot more, I think, as a father, just because you realise how previous life is and it puts it all in perspective, the idea of not being around to see your children grow up and stuff like that.’

The 33-year-old monarch-to-be also went on to discuss his mother, Princess Diana, who tragically died in a car crash in 1997, revealing that his parents had made him aware of his fortunate position.

‘From some of the earliest memories, I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organisations and showing us, you know what goes on,’ he said.

‘And I think it’s seeing such a broad spectrum of life, it’s really important from a young age, to give you a bit of perspective to go, ‘You know, you don’t just live in a palace.’ It’s very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world.’

When Ant & Dec Met The Prince: 40 Years of the Prince’s Trust airs Monday 4th January at 9pm on ITV.