It's no secret Prince William isn't a huge fan of the media and the cameras and the "fuss," but the future King of England knows it comes with the territory. In a rare sit-down interview with CNN's Max Foster, part of which aired today (Monday), the new father admits he was "shocked" by the mass of media that greeted his family outside of the Lindo Wing following George's birth. "I think more shock...was the feeling I felt. I think I was on such a high anyway, as was Catherine, about George, that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him as any new parent knows."
Prince William says being in front of the cameras is not somewhere he usually likes to be, but the proud dad couldn't have been happier as the world celebrated the birth of his son. "It's not somewhere I enjoy being, but I know the position I'm in and that's what's required of me to do and I think it's one of those things," the second in line to the throne said. "It's nice that people want to see George."
On July 23 the royal couple spent more than three minutes outside St. Mary's hospital showing off their newborn son. They briefly returned inside the hospital to strap the royal baby into his car seat before Prince William carried him out. As the world watched, the new dad snapped George into the car without a hitch. "Believe me it wasn't my first time. I had to practice," the duke admitted. "I was terrified that it was going to fall off or it wasn't going to close properly so I had actually practiced that."
Prince William then proudly drove his wife and son home from the hospital himself - a decision he said he felt strongly about given his "no fuss" style to royal parenting.