“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way,” said the proud royal papa. “So he either reminds me of my brother [Prince Harry] or me when I was younger, I’m not sure.”
Overall, “He’s doing very well at the moment. He likes his nappy changed,” he shared.
The prince added: “Catherine is very well, [and the dog] Lupo is coping … He’s been slobbering around the house a lot, so he’s happy.”
William also talked about his son’s unveiling outside St. George’s Hospital, when he and Kate first presented their newborn to the world.
“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,” said William. “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.”
He added: “It’s not somewhere I enjoy being, 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.”
After George’s big reveal, Global royal watchers were impressed when William installed the car seat himself without a hitch. “Believe me, it wasn’t my first time,” he shared. “And I know there’s been speculation about that. I had to practice, I really did.”
And the “nappy” changes have been going well since his son’s birth.
“I had every midwife staring at me, ‘You do it. You do it,’ ” he recalled. George, he said, is “growing quite quickly actually. But he’s a little fighter. He kind of, he wriggles around quite a lot. And he doesn’t want to go to sleep that much, which is a little bit of a problem.”
While he’s up at all hours with George, still it’s “not as much as Catherine,” he admitted. “She’s doing a fantastic job,” he added. “For me, Catherine, and now little George are my priorities.”
As for parenting, the prince plans on being as hands on as possible.
“If I can do it myself, I’ll do it myself,” he shared. “I’m as independent as I want to be. I don’t like fuss.”
He added: ”I think the last few weeks for me have been just a very different emotional experience. Something I never thought I would feel myself . . .a lot of things affect me differently now.”
The 31-year-old future king, as a conservationist, uses the special to discuss his work to save the world’s most endangered species. As a new father, William hopes that his son will be able to experience the same Africa that he and Harry did as young boys.
Watch the upcoming one-hour special, Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope, slated to air on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, September 15.