Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Prince William bored of diapers

Prince William

Britain's Prince William wants to change his newborn son George's diapers less often.

The second-in-line to the throne and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge welcomed their first child and future King of England, Prince George Alexander Louis, in July. Despite him only just being born, his parents are already thinking about the future.

One legacy which the prince hopes to share with his son is to lessen the amount of times he has to clean up after him, as well as putting his head down for more rest.

"At the moment, the only legacy I want to pass on to him is to sleep more and maybe not to have to change his nappy quite so many times, but as he gets older I'm sure he'll pick up the bug of conversation," he laughed to Radio Times magazine.

William recently spent time in Africa taking on the role of President of the World Wildlife Find UK, which was first held by his grandfather Prince Philip. After being passed down to his father Prince Charles and his late mother Princess Diana, who died in a car accident in 1997, William feels a tremendous amount of pressure now the responsibility is on him.

Some of the issues to tackle in the continent are poaching and stopping local people's crops from being destroyed by large animals such as elephants.

"The legacy is quite a daunting one, following on from my grandfather and father," he admitted.

While he is nervous about the work, the 31-year-old royal credits Diana for sharing her passion with him and remembers how surprised he was a child when hearing all her stories.

He believes it was her drive which helped him become the man he is today.

"It just sort of happened... My mother would come back with all these stories, full of excitement and passion for what she had been doing, and I used to sit there, quite a surprised little boy, taking it all in - and the infectious enthusiasm and energy she had rubbed off on me," he recalled.

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