Prince William Tears Up Revealing 'Very Difficult' Moment Related To His Children

Prince William has choked back tears while speaking candidly about his own 'mental health' struggles at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

The father-of-three was sharing the stage with New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinta Ardern when the conversation turned to mental health.

It was during this chat that the Duke of Cambridge decided to reveal a very personal story about his own mental health battle, singling out one devastating experience that he never thought he'd "ever get over".

While William chose not to go into details about the incident, he did reveal that it "related very closely to my children" and found it "very difficult to talk about".

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The Duke then went on to say that had he not talked about the incident with his colleagues, he believes that mentally he would've "gone down a slippery slope".

It's been speculated that the prince was referring to an incident during his time as a search and rescue pilot -- a job he gave up back in 2017 to focus full-time on his duties as a royal.

During the forum, William went on to say that the traumatic feelings he ended up suffering as a result of his former jobs were "only human".

Yes, you put a suit of armour on… but one day something comes along closely related to your own personal life and it really takes you over a line.

The Duke also revealed that when he was putting together his charity, Heads Together, back in 2017 with his wife and Prince Harry, every celebrity he asked to back the charity refused.

He told the forum that he put it down to the "wartime generation" which he suggested may have created a stigma surrounding mental illness.

If you need help in a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14. For further information about depression contact beyondBlue on 1300 22 4636 or talk to your GP, local health professional or someone you trust.

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