Becoming a parent can be a daunting milestone in your life, even if it’s not your first, and even if you are a future king, apparently.
With their third child due in April, Prince William and Kate Middleton appear to be showing their nerves about adding to their family.
Last week William hosted the third annual Centrepoint Awards to honor the contributions of seven young people for their achievements in education, sports and personal development. The ceremony was held at Kensington Palace where he lives with his family.
Following in his late mother, Princess Diana’s footsteps, he adopted the cause as one of his first patronages taken on in 2005.
Centrepoint provides homeless 16-25-year-olds with support to find work and take on physical and mental health issues, as well as providing them with a place to stay. The charity helps more than 9,200 homeless young people each year in London, Manchester, Sunderland and Yorkshire.
“The courage these young people have shown in spite of the most difficult of circumstances is an example to us all. What they have achieved – jobs, university, independence – is a testament not only to their strength of character but also to the dedication of Centrepoint’s team,” William said.
Speaking at the event on Thursday night, the 35-year-old royal admitted that he is worried about being consistently exhausted after the birth of their third child.
“Two is fine, I don’t know how I’m going to cope with three, I’m going to be permanently tired,” Prince William shared.
Prince George, who is 4-years-old and Princess Charlotte, who is two, are keeping the young parents busy.
“I do need toothpicks to keep my eyes open because of the kids,” William admitted last November.
Speaking candidly about parenthood, William has shared that he’s doing whatever he can to get some sleep before his wife gives birth and makes them a family of five.
“Our third child is due in April, I’m getting as much sleep as I can,” he Raymond Stoner of Anston Properties who attended the event.
When he was teased about the potential of having twins, the second in line to the throne replied, “Twins? I think my mental health would be tested with twins.”