Prince William: Royal Baby Is 'Bit of a Rascal'

Talks Prince George in first official post-birth interview

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Aug 19, 2013 9:06 AM CDT
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(Newser) – The newest heir to Britain's throne is a "rascal," says dear old dad. Prince William gave his first official interview since the birth of his son, telling CNN that wee Prince George is "a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way. He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I'm not sure." Either way, good news: "He's doing very well at the moment." Specifically, he's "growing quite quickly" and is "a little fighter—he wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn't want to go to sleep that much." So, basically, he's a baby. As for mom Kate, she's doing "a fantastic job," Wills said.

Despite the fact that she's been handling most of the wee-hour duties, William added that he's "actually quite looking forward to going back to work [at the Royal Air Force to] get some sleep. So I'm just hoping the first few shifts I go back I don't have any night jobs." (Don't disparage him too much: He "did the first nappy," William revealed.) On the matter of George's first public appearance, on the steps of the hospital, William noted, "I'm just glad he wasn't screaming his head off the whole way through." And yes, as you suspected, his perfect installation of the baby's car seat had been practiced in advance: "Believe me, it wasn't my first time. ... I was terrified it was going to fall off or the door wasn't going to close properly."

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