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Prince George is a li’l rascal,says new dad William

George,the third in line to the British throne,was born on July 22 amid a global media frenzy.

Written by Reuters | London | Published: August 20, 2013 2:50:51 am

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,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 Monday,William said the future heir,who weighed 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.

“As any new parent knows,you are only too happy to show off your new child and proclaim that he’s the best looking or the best everything.”

Kate was doing a “fantastic job” he said,and admitted fatherhood had changed his view of life.

“I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience,something I never thought I would feel myself,and I find,again it’s only been a short period,but a lot of things affect me differently now,” he said.

William and Kate,both aged 31,had been expected to be very hands-on parents,in contrast with the traditional formal upbringing of British royals,be it changing diapers or the fact William himself drove his family away from the hospital.

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