Yes, Prince William changed his son’s first diaper while in the hospital, he confesses in his first sit-down interview since the royal baby was born. The heir to the British throne insists to his CNN interviewer that he and Kate will raise Prince George their own way. Read on.
Prince William has always expressed that he wants to be a hands-on dad — and it doesn’t get more hands-on than changing your baby’s first diaper! In a candid new interview with CNN, his first sit-down interview since the royal baby’s arrival, Will opened up about fatherhood, revealing that though his first weeks with his newborn son Prince George have been “really emotional,” — he’s not off diaper duty!
Prince William’s Diaper Changing — New Dad Talks Royal Baby
“I am as independent as I want to be, same as Catherine and Harry,” Prince William explained to CNN‘s Max Foster. “We’ve all grown up differently to other generations and I very much feel if that I can do it myself, I want to do it myself.”
Of course, there are times when Prince William just can’t do every little thing himself — as he calls it, “the system takes over,” but if there’s something he can do to help, he will.
That includes changing the royal diapers — or “nappies,” as the Brits call them!
“I did the first nappy, it’s a badge of honor,” Prince William joked in the interview. Looks like even the future king couldn’t get off the hook on that one! “I wasn’t allowed to get away with that. I had every midwife staring at me, saying: ‘You do it, you do it.'”
Prince William revealed that he’s approaching parenthood his own way. “I’m just doing it the way I know,” he told Max Foster. “If it’s the right way, brilliant.” And if it’s not, he says he’ll just have to try to do better!
Prince William Always Thinking About His Son
The Prince isn’t just good for a diaper change here and there — he really takes the job seriously! At a charity polo event on August 3, Will told the crowd that his mind just wasn’t on the game!
I was in baby mode out there, thinking about nappies [diapers], I wasn’t really in the zone. … I’ve got to pick some up on my way home.
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Are you surprised that Will changed the royal baby’s first diaper?
WATCH: CNN – Prince William Talks Fatherhood
— Kristine Hope Kowalski
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