Prince Charles is opening up, again, about his excitement over becoming a first time grandfather. "It's a lovely thought and I look forward enormously to that relationship," Prince William's father said of having a grandchild. Prince Charles made the comments Monday during a special 25th anniversary edition of BBC1 show Countryfile, the Mirror reports.
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When Kate Middleton and Prince William welcome the royal baby in July, it will make Prince Charles a grandad. It's a role he admits has him thinking, more than ever, about the condition of the world we leave to children and their children. "We need to think about the future, we need to think what kind of world we're handing on to our successors," Charles said. "If you think of it in those terms it should make us reflect on the way we do things so we don't ruin it for them."
This isn't the first time Prince Charles has publicly spoken about his excitement over the future of the monarchy and his new role. "I'm thrilled, marvelous," he said in a December interview with the Telegraph. "It's a very nice thought to become a grandfather in my old age, if I can say so."
Prince Charles will be 64 years old when the royal baby is born this summer. Historically, he's also waited the longest to ascend the throne. However, given that his grandchild will have to wait out Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Charles and Prince William's reigns -- the royal baby may one day take that over that record.