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Prince William's thoughts on royal baby sleep sound about right!

Aug. 19, 2013 at 12:48 PM ET

Prince William CNN First Interview After Royal Baby
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Prince William CNN First Interview After Royal Baby

In his first interview since his wife Catherine gave birth to royal baby Prince George Alexander last month, Prince William showed the first steps of fatherhood are universal—whether you’re a royal or not. Talking car seat worries, sleep deprivation and changing "nappies," the first-born son of Charles and Diana calls his baby "a little bit of a rascal."

Why? "He wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn't want to go to sleep that much," William told CNN’s Max Foster. 

Welcome to the world of parenting, Wills!

"Well, as a few fathers might know, I'm actually quite looking forward to going back to work (to) get some sleep," the search and rescue pilot for the Royal Air Force tells CNN. "So I'm just hoping the first few shifts I go back I don't have any night jobs."

Ah, preferring military duty to waking up at all hours with a crying, sleepless baby. William, you are officially a member of the club. Those first few months are filled with so much love—but can be oh, so brutal. Thinking about sleep—or the lack thereof—has a way of entering every conversation, thought and moment. Even when you're a prince a talking the legacy of your child, England's future king.

"At the moment, the only legacy I want to pass on to him is to sleep more and maybe not have to change his nappy so many times," William tells CNN.

We're with you, Wills. You've got plenty of time to focus on that official stuff. Right now, it's about loving that baby and catching as many winks as he'll allow. Now, change that diaper—we're pretty sure Kate could use some rest, too.

Watch the clip below and catch the complete interview is slated to air Sept. 15 at 10 p.m. EST on CNN. 

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