Here’s one piece of news, right out of the horse’s mouth. Both the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are eagerly looking forward to having their own offspring, barely one year after their grand nuptials in April 2011. What Prince William when talking did not mention was when exactly the world will get to hear the patter of tiny feet in the Buckingham Palace corridors.
Speaking to Katie Couric in an interview with ABC News, the 29-year-old Duke frankly declared: “I’m just very keen to have a family and both Catherine and I, you know, are looking forward to having a family in the future.” When prompted by Couric if he had any additional information to share, the highly private Prince William responded with a laugh, “You won’t get anything out of me. (I am) tight lipped.” Now as everyone knows is typical of the secretive Cancerian Prince.
Prince William seen with Katie Couric Credit: ABC
The interview by Katie Couric is part of a series of rare interviews conducted with the royal family members including Prince William, Prince Harry, and Prince Andrews to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. The interview will be broadcast on Tuesday night in an ABC News special, The Jubilee Queen With Katie Couric.
Right after Prince William and Catherine’s wedding, speculation has been rife on whether Kate Middleton is pregnant. Meanwhile, as per the latest rule of succession agreed to by the heads of 16 Commonwealth nations, irrespective of the gender of their child, Will and Kate’s first-born can ascend the throne in future. Of course, the British Parliament has still to amend existing law to make the succession change official.
In this context British PM David Cameron, told the press last year “Put simply, if the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were to have a little girl, that girl would one day be our queen.” Of course all these discussions about his future child, is puzzling Prince William who when asked about constant talk over whether Kate is pregnant, said: “It is quite strange reading about it, but I try not to let it bother me.”
But what does bother the Duke of Cambridge is the difficult choice he has to make by the end of this year on whether to continue his stint with the Royal Air Force, where he is a flight lieutenant or carry on with his royal duties on a full time basis.
According to Prince William, he is still trying to decide. “It’s a really difficult one because I really enjoy my time in the Air Force. And I’d love to continue it. But the pressures of my other life are building. And fighting them off or balancing the two of them has proven quite difficult,” he added.
Prince William and Harry 2008
Meanwhile younger brother, Prince Harry naturally after seeing his elder brother happily married must be surely yearning for a mate like Kate Middleton, which would be tough act to follow. He is still trying to figure out his own life, he said.
Echoing Prince William, the 27-year-old Prince Harry too shared with Katie Couric his own yearning for a family. “I’ve longed for kids since I was very, very young. And so…I’m waiting to find the right person, someone who’s willing to take on the job,” he opened out honestly.
Source: ABC News
Prince William Talks to Katie Couric