Prince William has admitted that bathing Prince George is not the easiest of tasks when it comes to fatherhood.
The 32-year-old royal told guests at an event on Wednesday that lathering up the youngster – who turns one on 22 July – is a very tricky time of the day indeed for himself and his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, née Kate Middleton.
Speaking as he donned his aqua gear at the British Sub-Aqua Club gathering in London, he was frank about one of the things he finds difficult about taking care of his son.
Prince William has spoken about the difficulty of bathing Prince George
“At the moment bath time is quite painful, but hopefully donning a snorkel and mask might calm him down,” he joked as he wore a wetsuit and goggles.
The Duke of Cambridge was at the venue with his father Prince Charles, drawing attention to scuba, snorkelling and water sports in general. William is a fan of surfing and body boarding, often indulging in his love of H2O while in Cornwall, England.
Prince George and the Duchess of Cambridge
He divulged more details about his hobby while taking a dip in the pool with some children around eight years old, and mingling with the Chairman of the British Sub-Aqua Society (BSAS) Eugene Farrell.
“I”ve been a fair weather diver up to this point,” he said. “I”d like to get back into British waters.”
Prince Charles, Prince Harry and Prince William at an engagement on Wednesday
Duchess Kate is also a member of the BSAS and did some diving in north Wales where they lived until last autumn. That day William, his father and brother Prince Harry had been busy with a number of engagements.
They attended the BITC Annual Responsible Business Awards Gala and The Queen’s Young Leaders Programme at Buckingham Palace.
Prince Harry and Prince William launched the Queen”s Young Leaders Programme