The Duke of Sussex has revealed that he fears he will ‘burn out’ while trying to make the world a ‘better place’ for his children Lilibet and Archie.
In an interview on US television, Prince Harry said he struggles to balance parenting with working from home in his California mansion.
“My sort of mantra now every day is a dangerous one because I need to make sure I don’t have burn out,” he said.
He continued: “I make a world a better place for my kids. Otherwise what is the point.
“Responsibility I feel as a parent you probably feel as well. And we can’t fix everything. We know that. But what we can do is be there for each other.”
He also said that working from home is “not all it’s cracked up to be” and shared that he found it hard to “separate” his work from his children.
“This whole working from home stuff is not all it’s cracked up to be,” he said. “Certainly post-Covid. Because it is really hard when your kids and you are in the same place. It is really hard to separate the work from them. Because they kind of overlap.
“Archie spends more time interrupting our zoom calls than anybody else. But he also gets us off them as well, so that’s also a nice thing.”
The interview was released after the duke made his appearance at the Invictus Games in the Netherlands.
Harry also shared about his experiences of fatherhood.
“What do I love about fatherhood? All of it. The chaos, the learning, the reminder of just every element of yourself, your soul, right?’ Prince Harry said with a smile. ‘When you are not a parent you can get sucked into all sort of different stuff and you can maybe sometimes forget who you are.
“And suddenly as a parent, especially now, Archie is at the age he is at, asking all the questions.
“Why this? Why that? Why that? And instead of just trying to move it on, I give him the most honest answer I can. And then it goes on and on and on until he’s satisfied. And then that’s it. It’s done. Otherwise, it ends up with – because the world is round and that it is the way life is.”
He added: “So it’s like, I love it. I love every part of it. I’ve always wanted to be a dad,’ he said. ‘I’ve always wanted to have my own kids and now I have got two little people who I’m responsible for.”
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