He may be the future King of England, but Prince William doesn't like a fuss. That's why - in a new interview aired today (Monday) on CNN - the new father says he strapped his son in the car seat and drove his wife and newborn son home from the hospital himself. "Driving (my) wife and son away from the hospital was really important to me. I don't like fuss, so it's much easier to do it myself," the Duke of Cambridge explained in his first interview since Prince George's birth.
Prince William tells CNN's Max Foster that's why he and Kate Middleton seem to be breaking some royal traditions as they tackle parenthood -- without the help of a royal nanny. That's a break in tradition, as was their decision to spend the first several weeks of the royal baby's life at the Middleton's home in Berkshire. It's this modern royal couple's way of being hands-on parents and doing it their way -- royal or not. "Where I can be, I'm as independent as I want to be and same as Catherine and Harry," Prince William said. "We've all grown up differently to other generations and I very much feel if I can do it myself, I want to do it myself."
Another change from past royal generations is the Duke of Cambridge's decision to take a two week paternity leave. Admittedly, by the end of his time off, Prince William reveals he was ready for a good night's sleep. "As a few father's might know , I'm actually quite looking forward to going back to work (to) get some sleep."
Just days after the one-on-one interview was filmed in early August, Prince William returned to work as a search and rescue pilot at RAF Anglesey. The Royal Baby Blog reports the Duchess of Cambridge and George have since joined him in Wales - a place that has afforded one of the most famous couples in the world relative privacy and normalcy. But that may all end soon as the Cambridges are planning a move to Kensington Palace this fall and it's expected Prince William will take a London-based military job.