UK's Prince George is a rascal, says new father William

Mon Aug 19, 2013 10:14am EDT
 
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By Michael Holden

LONDON (Reuters) - Prince George, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, is a bit of a rascal who does not sleep well and needs to have his diaper changed far too often, his father said in his first interview since the birth.

George, the third-in-line to the British throne, was born on July 22 amid a global media frenzy, reflecting the international popularity of his parents and ongoing fascination with the British royal family.

In an interview with CNN broadcast on Monday, William said the future heir, who weighed 8 lbs 6 oz (3.8 kg) at birth, had grown quickly, describing his son as a "little fighter" who was keeping Kate and him up at night.

"He's a little bit of a rascal. He either reminds me of my brother (Prince Harry) or me when I was younger, I'm not sure," he said with a smile.

"He's doing very well at the moment. He does like to keep having his nappy (diaper) changed. He wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn't want to go to sleep which is a little bit of a problem."

Cheers and a barrage of camera flashes greeted William and Kate when they gave the world the first and as yet only glimpse of their newborn son when they left a London hospital the day after his birth. The couple is expected to release another photo of the prince shortly.

William said the experience had been daunting.

"I think I was on such a high anyway and so was Catherine about George that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him," he said laughing.   Continued...

 
Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge appear with their baby son, outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, in central London July 23, 2013. REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton