Stealing our hearts in his sitdown chat with CNN last week, Prince William spoke openly about parenthood so far and what baby Prince George's personality is like already. He also spilled what the little royal's nursery's "theme" will be ...
Speaking in the future tense -- which leads us to believe that it's not all set up and ready to go at Duchess Catherine's parents' Bucklebury home -- Wills revealed, "I'll have toy elephants and rhinos around the room. We'll cover it in, you know, lots of bushes and things like that. [We'll] make him grow up as if he's in the bush." In Africa! Yes, George will be getting an African-themed nursery. How completely cool! Not to mention ... so touching!
Prince William explained how the theme ties into his hopes that his son will one day enjoy the same Africa he and Prince Harry experienced as kids when Prince Charles and Princess Diana brought them there. He wants to introduce George to the continent and its endangered species early on. Plus, it bears noting that Kate and Wills got engaged in October 2010 during a private vacation in Kenya. So there's clearly a lot of emotional meaning behind the nursery decor!
Which makes me feel like parents all over the world now are going to have to think about stepping it up, eh? I could see how hypothetically upon having a baby boy someday, my husband and I might just decide to go with, say, a nautical theme, because it's cute, and you know, we could find a little sailboat mobile, and my husband and my father like being out on the water. But now that Wills and Kate have this smart, interesting, poignant nursery theme, it's like they're setting a whole new bar! And we obv have to follow in their footsteps and get so much more thoughtful and creative.
Okay, of course we don't have to, but what they're aiming for does sound pretty inspired ... and inspiring. If the royal couple does happen to start a new trend with their nursery decor, I wouldn't be surprised!
What are your thoughts on the royal couple's nursery theme? How did you come up with yours?
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Something my kids handmade
A fun holiday at home with my family
Some time off!
Something just for me, like a plush robe