LONDON — His newborn son is “a little bit of a rascal” and car seats can daunt any dad, Britain’s Prince William says.
The second in line to the British throne has described his joy at introducing his son to the world on the steps of a London hospital last month — and about his nerves over fitting the car seat securely into the Land Rover before driving off.
William told CNN in his first interview since Prince George’s birth on July 22 that both he and the Duchess of Cambridge couldn’t wait to show off their son when they emerged from St. Mary’s Hospital to meet the world’s media a day later.
“I’m just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through,” he said in an interview broadcast Monday.
William was quizzed on a range of child-rearing topics — from baby toys to diapers and sleep deprivation — and acknowledged that his expert performance sliding his child’s car seat into the back of the royal four-wheel drive vehicle was a well-drilled exercise.
“Believe me, it wasn’t my first time. And I know there’s been speculation about that. I had to practice, I really did,” he said.
The interview is part of a one-hour CNN documentary, “Prince William’s Passion: New Hope, New Father,” due to air on Sept. 15.
‘Star Trek’ actor to lead festival chicken dance
CINCINNATI — “Star Trek” actor George Takei will get a chance to show off some special dance moves as he leads a mass chicken dance at an annual Cincinnati festival.
Takei will serve as grand marshal of the city’s Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati. The 76-year-old actor will lead the chicken dance Sept. 21. The weekend festival celebrating Cincinnati’s German heritage is expected to draw hundreds of thousands of people.
Takei portrayed Mr. Sulu in the original “Star Trek” TV and film series. Previous grand marshals have included former Cincinnati Reds stars Tom Browning and Joe Morgan, trumpeter Al Hirt, music satirist Weird Al Yankovic and Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.