Prince William wants 'workaholic' dad Prince Charles to spend more time with his grandchildren
'Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70' reveals Prince William and Prince Harry wishing their father Prince Charles strikes a healthier balance between his work and home
Given that Prince William is already a father to three and Prince Harry is going to be a father, both brothers are hoping that their father Prince Charles will maintain a healthier work-life balance than what he is currently doing now.
In a new BBC One documentary titled 'Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70', the Duke of Cambridge Prince William shared that he wished his father would spend more time with his three children — five-year-old Prince George, three-year-old Princess Charlotte, and six-month-old Prince Louis. Prince William said of Charles, "I would like him to have more time with the children. 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".
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Prince Charles' wife Camilla is in agreement that Charles is great with the children and mentioned her own four grandchildren from her earlier marriage. Camilla shared, "He reads 'Harry Potter' and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that. 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."
Prince Harry, who will become a father next Spring also echoed Prince Williams' desire that their father spends more time with his grandchildren. "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," the Duke of Sussex shared.
"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," he continued. Both Prince William and Prince Harry shared how Prince Charles has inspired a passion for conservation and Harry got candid about his obsession with turning lights off in the house.
"My wife certainly goes, ‘Well, why turn the lights off? It’s dark," Harry said referring to Meghan. "I go, 'We only need one light, we don’t need, like, six,' and all of a sudden, it becomes a habit." The documentary will air on Thursday evening on BBC One.