Today an excerpt from Prince William's first full interview since the birth of the royal baby has been released, and as you would expect Wills gushes about baby Georgie. He says that the young Prince is 'a little bit of a rascal,' as he explains 'He kind of … wriggles around quite a lot, and he doesn't want to go to sleep that much, which is a little bit of a problem.' Wills also jokes that he reminds him of himself or Harry when they were younger.
William says that Catherine, George and their dog Lupo are all doing very well, as he said 'He's doing very well at the moment. He does like to keep having his nappy changed.' On the subject of nappies, the young royal confirmed that he did change the first nappy. He said: 'I did the first nappy, yes. I had every midwife staring at me ... 'You do it, you do it'. But it is Kate who is stuck with the night shifts.
William wants George to share his passion for conservation in Africa, so he plans to give him a safari themed nursery. Kensington Pace is about to get WILD as William says: 'I'll have toy elephants and rhinos around the room. We'll cover it in sort of, you know, lots of bushes and things like that, make him grow up as if he's in the bush.' But for now the legacy he wants to pass on is for George to 'sleep more and maybe not have to change his nappy so many times.'
In the interview William also talks through leaving the hospital, describing how it felt to stand on those steps in front of the world's media. He reveals: 'I think I was on such a high anyway, and so was Catherine about George, and we were happy to show him off to whomever wanted to see him. As any new parent knows, you're only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything.'
Although the young royal admits: ‘Again it’s not somewhere I enjoy being, [but] I know that the position I’m in. That’s what’s required of me to do. It’s nice that people want to see George, so, you know, I’m just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through.’
He also opens up about 'project baby normal' and explains why it was important for him to drive away from the hospital. He says 'We've all grown up differently to other generations (of royals), and I very much feel if I can do it myself, I want to do it myself. I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me, and I don't like fuss, so it's much easier to just do it yourself.'
William put George into the car seat perfectly but it took a few tries: 'Believe me, it wasn’t my first time. And I know there's been speculation about that - I had to practise, I really did. I was terrified it was going to fall off or it wasn’t going to close properly. So, I had actually practised with that seat, but only once before.'
The full interview Prince William's Passion: New Hope, New Father will be broadcast on CNN on September 15.