20 Sweet Things Prince William Has Said About Kate & His Family

Meredith Gordon | Feb 29, 2016 Celebrities
20 Sweet Things Prince William Has Said About Kate & His Family

Kate Middleton Prince WilliamBe still our hearts! This probably won't come as a huge surprise, but it seems as though Prince William also happens to be a real-life Prince Charming. He clearly adores Kate, as evidenced by all the sweet things he's constantly saying about her, and he's a gem among men in that he actually enjoys his family and is very respectful towards them, and genuinely enjoys their company. Is he even real?

We loves that from the moment Will announced that they were engaged, he's been clear about what Kate means to him. She is clearly his priority, which is so important for a wife to be happy in a marriage. We love that he seems to want to be a husband first, and a prince second. This is certainly a recipe for success!

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When it comes to his family, Will is not afraid to publicly dote on Kate or his kids. So many times we've seen him put them first, and just act like a normal, loving dad. From driving his wife and son home from the hospital to supporting his wife in how she wants to live her life as a mother and as a royal, he's definitely winning major husband points.

Here's what he has to say about his little monarchy -- get ready to feel all the feels for this amazing prince.

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  • First Things First


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    As soon as William announced his engagement, reporters were already asking about kids. But Will wanted to enjoy getting married first. He said, "We'll sort of get over the marriage first and then maybe look at the kids. But obviously we want a family so we'll have to start thinking about that."

  • Love at Second Sight


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    For William, it was his friendship with Kate that drew him to her. He said, "When I first met Kate I knew there was something very special about her. I knew there was possibly something that I wanted to explore there. We ended up being friends for a while and that just sort of was a good foundation. Because I do generally believe now that being friends with one another is a massive advantage. And It just went from there."

  • Regular Guy


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    Turns out William is just a regular guy. He said, "There are times where you can't do it yourself and the system takes over, or it's appropriate to do things differently. But I think driving your son and your wife away from hospital was really important to me."

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  • Future's So Bright


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    William has always looked forward to having a family with Kate. He said, "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."

  • All in the Family


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    Prince William's mom was an unforgettable icon. He keeps her alive as he says, "It's my mother's engagement ring, so I thought it was quite nice because obviously she's not going to be around to share any of the fun and excitement of it all -- this was my way of keeping her close to it all."

  • Big Shoes to Fill


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    William puts no pressure on Kate to fill Diana's shoes, saying, "There's no pressure; like Kate said, it is about carving your own future. No one is going to try to fill my mother's shoes; what she did was fantastic. It's about making your own future and your own destiny, and Kate will do a very good job of that."

  • Search & Rescue


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    The army has nothing on fatherhood according to William, who said, "I have to say that I thought search-and-rescue duties over Snowdonia were physically and mentally demanding, but looking after a 3-week-old baby is up there!"

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  • Independence Day


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    William may be the heir to the throne, but he's really his own guy, saying, "I am as independent as I want to be, same as Catherine and Harry. We've all grown up differently to other generations and I very much feel if that I can do it myself, I want to do it myself."

  • Bow Down


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    William knows who's the boss in the family. He said, "As I learned from growing up, you don't mess with your grandmother."

  • Brotherly Love


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    Harry may seem like the wild one, but William admits to being the same saying, "I'm probably a bit of a cheeky grandson like my brother as well. We both tend to take the mickey a bit much."

    More from The Stir: 20 Times Kate Middleton & Prince William Couldn't Hide Their Love for Each Other (PHOTOS)

  • Conversation Starter


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    William admits to being overwhelmed by his grandmother, as he said, "Being a small boy it's very daunting seeing the queen around and not really quite knowing what to talk about."

  • Humble Brag


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    Turns out William is just like every new dad, saying, "As any new parent knows, you're only too happy to show off your new child and, you know, proclaim that he is the best looking or the best everything."

  • Confidence Builder


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    William has the utmost respect for his grandmother when he says, "When the queen says 'well done,' it means so much."

    More from The Stir: 16 Times Prince William Proved Charlotte & George Come First in His Life (PHOTOS)

  • Let the Lion Out


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    Upon George's birth, William joked, "As you might have gathered, Catherine and I have recently become proud parents -- of a baby who has a voice to match any lion's roar! He's pretty loud, but of course very good-looking!"

  • Sage Advice


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    When it came to invites for the royal wedding, William was stumped until his grandma intervened. He said, "I was given a list in the first meeting, of 777 names, and not one of them on there I knew. And I wasn't too happy about it so I rang [Queen Elizabeth] for a bit of moral support, and a bit of backup, and she said, 'Don't be so ridiculous. Get rid of the list and start from your friends.'"

  • Wedding Jitters


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    Brides aren't the only ones who get nervous. William was nervous for his very public wedding too, saying, "The hardest thing was trying to walk down the stairs with my spurs on, sideways. I had visions of myself and [Prince Harry] colliding and crashing down the stairs."

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  • Man Cave


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    After trying a PlayStation for the first time, William joked, "It's very addictive. I'd like to go get one, but I'm not sure how my wife would feel about it!"


  • I Get So Emotional


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    George and Charlotte have clearly brought out the softer side of William. He said, "I'm a lot more emotional than I used to be. I never used to really kind of get too wound up or worried about things, but now the smallest little things can get -- I can feel -- you well up a little bit more."

  • The Royal We


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    Like his mother Diana, Prince William wants his kids to grow up with some perspective on their privileged life. He said, "I remember my mother and father taking us to charities and organizations and showing us, you know, what -- what goes on. And I think it's seeing -- seeing such a broad spectrum of life, it's really important from a young age, to give you a bit of perspective … you don’t just live in a palace, it's very important you get out and you see what goes on in the real world."

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  • Family Values


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    William describes his family as "good as gold."

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