Prince William Is Trying Really Hard to Prove He's a Normal Dad
Guys, Prince William is a totally regular dad. Like, disregard the fact that he's the Duke of Cambridge, and his grandmother is Queen Elizabeth II and all — other than those things, he's just a normal guy who's struggling to learn the ropes of fatherhood just like every other new dad out there. Really, he did an interview with CNN to prove it!
Is there some irony here? No. Of course not. Normal.
William said his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been handling more of the night duties with baby George — and admitted he's looking forward to going back to his job as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot in order to catch up on some much-needed sleep.
"Well, as a few fathers might know, I'm actually quite looking forward to going back to work (to) get some sleep. So I'm just hoping the first few shifts I go back I don't have any night jobs."
See? He's so normal, he's going back to work even though he's sleep deprived. If the Duke of Cambridge won't say "screw it" to his job when he hasn't gotten enough rest, there's really no hope for the rest of us. Normal! Keep going, Normal William:
He said: "I am as independent as I want to be, same as Catherine and Harry. 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."
"There are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over, or it's appropriate to do things differently. But I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me."
While the future king may have prevailed on the issue of driving his family home, he says he was less successful at avoiding that hallowed tradition of new parenthood: changing the first diaper.
"I did the first nappy, it's a badge of honor," he joked. "I wasn't allowed to get away with that. I had every midwife staring at me, saying: 'You do it, you do it.'"
Normal William also goes on to say that the future king of Britain, AKA George, is a "little rascal" right now, because normal dads always embarrass their children by saying things like that. "He's a little bit of a rascal, I'll put it that way... but he's a little fighter — he wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn't want to go to sleep that much."
You can check out the totally regular, everyday interview below.