Prince Williams recently shared that he wishes his father Prince Charles would spend more time with his grandchildren.
In the new BBC One documentary “Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70” that celebrates the Prince of Wales’ upcoming 70th birthday, the Prince’s two sons (Williams and Harry) open up about their father and their hopes for the growing royal family. Charles’ eldest son, William, expressed his desire to have his father spend more time with his three children, Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, 6 months.
“I would like him to have more time with the children,” William says of his father. “Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to, you know, play around with the grandchildren. When he’s there, he’s brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible.”
Prince Charles’ wife, Camilla, shared how fantastic he is with her own four grandchildren from her previous marriage.
“He reads Harry Potter and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that,” Camilla says of Charles. “He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know, making funny noises and laughing, and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him.”
Charles’ youngest son, Harry, is expecting his first child with wife Meghan Markle next spring, and also shared his hopes for his dad to start spending more time with family.
“He does need to slow down. This is a man who has dinner ridiculously late at night, and then goes to his desk later that night and will fall asleep on his notes to the point where he’ll wake up with a piece of paper stuck to his face,” he says. “The man never stops. When we were kids, there were bags and bags and bags of work that the office just sent to him. We could barely even get to his desk to say goodnight to him.”
Harry went on to reveal how his father’s obsession with conservation has rubbed off on him.
“My wife certainly goes, ‘Well, why turn the lights off? It’s dark,’” Harry quips. “I go, ‘We only need one light, we don’t need, like, six,’ and all of a sudden, it becomes a habit.”
The full documentary, “Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70” will air on BBC One on Thursday evening.
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To mark The Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday, a new @BBC documentary follows a year in the life of HRH, both at work and at home.
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