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Old 08-18-2013, 11:25 PM
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Prince William tells CNN about being a father in first interview since birth of son- Monday, Portion of the interview will air on CNN's New Day,August 19th at 8:00 a.m. ET.
Prince William tells CNN about being a father in first interview - CNN.com
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Old 08-19-2013, 03:26 AM
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With all due respect for CNN and to the audience in the US, I am a little annoyed by the fact that William is happy to provide a decent interview for them (after two years of apparent negotiation), whilst here in Britain we're lucky to get a comment from him! Someone make me feel happier about the situation please!
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Old 08-19-2013, 04:29 AM
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With all due respect for CNN and to the audience in the US, I am a little annoyed by the fact that William is happy to provide a decent interview for them (after two years of apparent negotiation), whilst here in Britain we're lucky to get a comment from him! Someone make me feel happier about the situation please!
Its a joint ITN-CNN production
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:34 AM
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There were nice excerpts from the total interview on CNN this AM.

Things that I noticed:
William speaks to doing things the way he knows how (with a premium on independence) and takes pains to not step on how other generations have done it. But, he is very aware of the difference. He notes he, Catherine and Harry share the independent approach and that he has great people around him to give advice.

The flowers were GORGEOUS. Max later said that the interview was done in the garden outside their house. I think he meant Nott Cott garden as he said the family were staying there just then (and the timing was just before the Duke returned to work). They were arranged flowers - I am sure from CNN production.

They shot Max from behind William so one could say that one star of the event is his (Will's) male pattern baldness. The man seems completely at peace with the issue. And I can't think of other royals in a one on one interview that allowed themselves to be photographed from behind. Heck, most entertainment A listers won't allow it.

The Prince mentions Lupo slobbering all over. Cute. They clean up Lupo's dog slobber, just like real people.

Entire interview to air Sept. 15.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:38 AM
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With all due respect for CNN and to the audience in the US, I am a little annoyed by the fact that William is happy to provide a decent interview for them (after two years of apparent negotiation), whilst here in Britain we're lucky to get a comment from him! Someone make me feel happier about the situation please!
It will be on ITV aswell.
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:38 AM
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Here is the link: Prince William talks fatherhood - CNN.com Video
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:55 AM
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I watched William on CNN this morning and smiled through the entire thing. For people that aren't overly familiar with William, I think the main impression that he'll make is that although he's been born into a family with a title of "highness", there is nothing egotistical about this man. He presented himself as the proud father he was and how important his wife and son were to him and how important being hands on and doing it himself was to him. Just watching his face as he described life with his young son, you know those late nights, wiggles and cleaning up the dog slobber were precious memories he'll have for the rest of his life. He talks fondly of how Lupo is adjusting to life with baby. A really normal household with really normal people experiencing things for the first time.

Although William has full realization of who he is and what his duties and role in life is and will be, there's a down to earth element about him that endears him to the public.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:58 AM
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Thanks Muriel and Royalistbert! And thanks AdmirerUS for posting the link!
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Old 08-19-2013, 11:10 AM
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Just seeing a portion of the interview, you can tell that William is a proud husband and father. I like that he included Lupo as part of his family. It's just him, Catherine, George and Lupo.
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I believe and hope he will be a father like Charles was to him;Whatever else you can say about the man, he was and is a great father. I suspect he made a conscious choice to never treat his kids the way Phillip did him.
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I believe and hope he will be a father like Charles was to him;Whatever else you can say about the man, he was and is a great father. I suspect he made a conscious choice to never treat his kids the way Phillip did him.
What did Phillip do? Sorry, it's just that I don't know about, and I'm curious about it
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Old 08-19-2013, 12:31 PM
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What did Phillip do? Sorry, it's just that I don't know about, and I'm curious about it
Phillip very much wanted Charles to toughen up and took a very tough love approach. The school Charles attended made him feel miserable and he was badly bullied there.

Phillip did his best, but there was a generational divide. He didn't accept that Charles was a bit sensitive and would have done well with a more sympathetic environment.
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He was distant, critical ,insensitive....Phillip being Phillip, really. He did not know how to parent or empathize with a sensitive child like Charles was and made choices for his son that were detrimental in the long term. Phillip is an amazing person in any ways and not unkind but very tough. Now with age, both have mellowed a little and are connecting better, with shared interests-they worked together to bring back Windsor after the fire, which was lovely.
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He was distant, critical ,insensitive....Phillip being Phillip, really. He did not know how to parent or empathize with a sensitive child like Charles was and made choices for his son that were detrimental in the long term. Phillip is an amazing person in any ways and not unkind but very tough. Now with age, both have mellowed a little and are connecting better, with shared interests-they worked together to bring back Windsor after the fire, which was lovely.
He's a father of his time, simple as.
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Probably but don't paint with such a wide brush....his disjointed childhood and family or lack of and the emotional shield it gave him helped triple all the typical old school royal father traits, IMO.
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Philip didn't have a good family life when he was little. His family went into exile. Dad left. Mom was mentally ill. He floated between homes of his relatives during school breaks.

He is supposedly very good with babies and small children. I am sure William appreciated the offer of his grandfather to walk with him during his mother's funeral. William was unsure if he wanted to walk and Philip offered to walk with him.
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I know William, Harry and probably the rest of the younger royals have a heck of a lot of respect for him. Makes me sad George will never get really know him. The grandkids had the advantage of The QM and him for life experience and tough but sound advise.
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I watched William on CNN this morning and smiled through the entire thing. For people that aren't overly familiar with William, I think the main impression that he'll make is that although he's been born into a family with a title of "highness", there is nothing egotistical about this man. He presented himself as the proud father he was and how important his wife and son were to him and how important being hands on and doing it himself was to him. Just watching his face as he described life with his young son, you know those late nights, wiggles and cleaning up the dog slobber were precious memories he'll have for the rest of his life. He talks fondly of how Lupo is adjusting to life with baby. A really normal household with really normal people experiencing things for the first time.

Although William has full realization of who he is and what his duties and role in life is and will be, there's a down to earth element about him that endears him to the public.
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Just seeing a portion of the interview, you can tell that William is a proud husband and father. I like that he included Lupo as part of his family. It's just him, Catherine, George and Lupo.
Agree completely with the above assessments. I always enjoy watching William give interviews. He tells it like he sees it, and that makes him a down-to-earth, and level-headed individual. Yes, he's very much aware of who he is, but he also uses that knowledge to do things his own way, and make a difference. It's obvious that he adores his new family unit, and is happy to be a part of it. I feel that even if him and Catherine had the help of staff, they would still choose to be hand-on parents. They have a vision for how they want to raise their children, and I think being independent, and self-reliant will be a very big part of that.
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Every Generations of Parents are different. I see quite a difference in how My Grandparents were brought up and how My Parents were brought up and my Upbringing as well. Philip had a hard family life to start with but he was a Father of his times as Charles was of his times And William will be a father of his times. Charles was very much neutered by his Grandmother in a way as his Mother wasn't always around (Which I understand and not going to blame or anything). Philip kind of reminds me of that very strict tough love parent like Red Forman from That's 70s Show was.

I always had respect for Prince Philip especially after the Death of Diana, I always like that he walked behind Diana Casket in support of William who didn't want to walk behind the casket at first. I like how The Queen, Prince Philip and Charles protected William and Harry from the spotlight in the days following Diana Death and kept them in the confines of Balmoral where they could Grieve privately and not go straight back to London to have them stand on the steps of buckingham palaces crying their eyes out like some peoples wanted to do which is selfish in my opinion. That week show how Compassionate they were and how much they cared in in keeping the Boys away from the spotlight. They were being loving Father/Grandparents caring for their Sons/Grandsons who just lost their Mother. Too bad some cant see it that way. Even William and Harry gave said they were glad that they were allowed to grieve in private. I had even more respect for Philip (And The Queen and Charles) after that week. They acted in the best interest of the Boys.
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