Prince William spent Father’s Day with breakfast along with fellow dads, mentors and the children to discuss their personal experiences. A doting dad himself, the second-in-line to the British throne penned an editorial for Heads Together campaign that he, his wife Kate Middleton and younger brother Prince Harry are supporting. For the royal trio, especially his wife, mental health is close to the heart.
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The 34-year-old royal spoke about what he has learnt as a father in his editorial. He persuaded parents to speak to their children about the importance of mental health. The dad opened up about his own responsibility to care for the mental and physical well-being of hi kids Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
“Today I celebrate my third Father’s Day as a father. For me it is a day not just to celebrate how fortunate I am for my young family, but to reflect on just how much I've learned about fatherhood and the issues facing fathers in all walks of life,” he wrote. William wrote that it was his duty to look after not just the physical health of his kids, but also for their mental needs.
William said that he, along with his wife and brother, was spending time working on mental health that is close to their hearts. He added that families needed to be more open and talk about mental health issues with their kids. He said children and adolescents were facing various challenges related to mental health and no two situations were similar.
William felt the need for fathers to speak to their kids about their emotional needs. He added that it was necessary for fathers to be available with guidance and support for their kids whenever they needed help. The prince said that fathers needed to ask their kids about their well-being and also discuss coping with fatherhood with their spouse and friends. William, Harry and Kate launched the Heads Together campaign in May.