Emily Nash The Duke of Cambridge speaks to former skilled footballer Marvin Sordell in a brand new BBC One documentary.
The Duke of Cambridge has revealed how turning into a dad introduced up troublesome feelings across the lack of his mom, Diana, Princess of Wales and he opened up about how he and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, assist one another through the pressures of parenthood.
In a brand new documentary, former skilled footballer Marvin Sordell tells Prince William about his psychological well being struggles and how he grew up with out his father.
Former skilled footballer Marvin Sordell
The Duke mentioned: “Having children is the biggest life changing moment, it really is… I think when you’ve been through something traumatic in life, and that is like you say, your Dad not being around, my mother dying when I was younger, the emotions come back, in leaps and bounds. It’s a different phase of life and there is no one there to kind of help you. I definitely found it very, at times, overwhelming.”
But he added: “Me and Catherine particularly, we support each other and we go through those moments together and we kind of evolve and learn together… But I do agree with you. I think that emotionally things come out of the blue that you don’t ever expect or that maybe you think you’ve dealt with. So I can completely relate to what you’re saying about children coming along, it’s one of the most amazing moments of life but it’s also one of the scariest.”
He advised Marvin: “Your dad would be very proud of you, he would.” “As your mum would,” replied the previous England U21 participant. “Thank you, I appreciate that,” mentioned William.
William within the BBC One documentary
The BBC One movie, Football, Prince William and our Mental Health, follows the longer term King as he meets footballers from all walks of life and all ranges of the sport to debate psychological well being. Marvin has beforehand spoke about affected by melancholy and the influence it has had on his life and profession. He advised the Duke that after turning into a father in 2017, “it was the hardest time in my life. You know I found it really tough…I grew up without my father…I really struggled with my emotions at that time.”
The former sportsman additionally spoke a few suicide try in 2013, including: “If I saw me in that situation now, you can tell a mile off there’s a big problem, big, big problem but it’s football though, literally we don’t look at these things and tackle them and try and solve them, we just think we just wanna put that away, and just leave it.”
Marvin retired from soccer final yr aged 28 and now owns a profitable media manufacturing firm and has a wife and two kids.
Football, Prince William and Our Mental Health airs on Thursday 28 May at 8.05pm on BBC One.
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