Prince Williams heartbreaking parenting dilemma

So tough

Content Editor / June 19 2019

Despite being a hands-on Dad and clearly besotted with his three children, Prince William is forced to “sacrifice” time spent with them because of royal duties, Royal commentator Justin Sylvester claims.

By contrast, Prince Harry is eighth in line to the throne and has less pressure on him, leaving him more time to be with his wife Meghan, and their son, Archie.

As the future King of England, Prince William has to “put the Commonwealth first” which can impact on the time he spends with George, 5, Charlotte, 4, and Louis, 1.

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While rumours have been swirling around the possibility of Prince William and Kate Middleton adding to their brood, his responsibilities may make this difficult.

At a recent royal engagement, Kate was asked by a royal fan if she would like to have a fourth baby and she quickly said “William might be a bit worried.”

“[William] has to sacrifice his kids because he has to put the Commonwealth first,” Sylvester said.

“I think for Harry, he’s eighth in line so his kid can come first.”

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William and Kate have a nanny who helps out with their three children, and Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are believed to have recently engaged a nanny of their own.

Prince Harry and Meghan relied on the help of the Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria Ragland, after the birth of their son Archie.

But after the grandmother returned to her home in Los Angeles, they engaged outside help.

Speaking to ET, royal commentator Katie Nicholls said: “I’ve heard from very reliable resources that the new nanny who has now been appointed by the Sussexes has had to sign quite an extensive non-disclosure agreement.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have always been very mindful of protecting their privacy and it seems they will continue this so their son can have as normal a life as possible growing up.

Nicola Conville has worked as a journalist and editor for more than 20 years across a wide range of print and online publications. Her areas of expertise are parenting, health and travel. She has two children; Lucy, age eight, and Nathan, age five.