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6 reasons Prince William will be a great dad

We’re already going gaga over what the prince will be like as a father.

By TheBump.com Jul 15, 2013 11:36PM
Photo: Kate and William Royal Wedding // Associated Press
From reading bedtime stories together to royal piggy-backs, we’ve outlined the top six reasons Prince William will be the most incredible royal dad ever.
1. He already plans to be a “hands-on” dad. If this didn’t make us swoon for Prince Will any harder, it looks as if he already plans to be very involved in his little one’s life. Just like his mom, it's been said the Duke of Cambridge wants to be present in every aspect of his new baby’s life, and pals say he won’t have a team of nannies to take care of the baby’s needs.
2. He’s ready to trade in his RAF duties. When that little bundle makes his or her way into this world, the prince will probably make a permanent move to be closer to home and his family. Any dad who is willing to change up his work routine to be closer to his child gets an A+ in our book.
3. We heard he wants to change nappies. “Nappies” is British for diapers, and ugh. A husband who is pumped to change your baby's diapers is wonderful news. Yay, Will!

4. He’s responsible. Compared with his rambunctious, rowdy little brother, Will has always struck us as a family man, and his marriage to Kate Middleton confirmed our speculation. He’s always the first to mention how incredible and wonderful his wife is, and with the arrival of a wee one, will be expecting more candid quotes from the prince. We can’t wait to see pictures of these two running around Buckingham Palace together.

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5. He wants to lead a normal life. We commoners find this type of quality comes pretty naturally in our partners, but for a high-profile guy like Prince William, maintaining a down-to-earth lifestyle is nearly impossible. So when we heard that William wanted to keep things normal – he and Kate say they don’t want a fleet of nannies – we fell in love with the charming prince even more.
6. His mom was pretty great. Now, we don’t know for sure all the ins and outs of William’s parenting skills, but judging solely by his upbringing, we’re willing to bet big money that they’re great. His mom, the late Princess Diana, taught her boys the value of kindness, honesty and charity. These are three traits we just know his little one will be blessed with.
Do you have any parenting predictions? Think Will will make a great dad?
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Jul 24, 2013 7:00AM
Jul 24, 2013 6:59AM
God Bless all Three of them. It's a Blessing to hear about a Normal married couple having a baby. Who one day will be King. It's better than Gay, Lesbian, half breed out of wedlock Kardashians and the other scum people read about. A real modern Family . God Bless them !
Jul 24, 2013 6:49AM
1 reason, he has more money than he knows what to do with. His grandmother had Diana murdered and Charles has neutered himself after marrying the rottweiler. Since the queen will never abdicate or die she can dote on her grandchild in press fueled fury while laughing at her detractors and feeding caviar to her mutts. Kardashians Britain style.
Jul 24, 2013 6:39AM
Who cares? This baby will grow up richer than 99.9% of the planet can imagine.  The only responsibility this kid will ever have is to go through the motions, smile for the cameras, and don't let any discretions or embarrassments be public.
Jul 24, 2013 6:15AM
I think Will and Kate are going to make wonderful parents. Congratulations and Best Wishes to them all!!
Jul 24, 2013 4:23AM

Boy, your life must be perfect with all the incredible insights you are tossing out there about people you have never met. I bet the royals just rush to the phone everytime they need the advice of an expert like yourself.

Jul 24, 2013 4:22AM
Oh my goodness!! I've read some harsh posts in my time but these take the cake.  I don't care about the royalty part of the equation.  Remember, Princess Diana died when Prince William was only 15 years old, so he has basically grown into a man without a mother.  He could have used that excuse to be anything but he chose to become a decent and responsible man.  As he celebrates the birth of his first child, no doubt he must be wishing with all his might that his mother was here to share this joy with him.  I'm not English but I am a Mom and I can't imagine dying and not being here for my kids or having my first child and knowing my Mom is gone and she'll never see him!!!!  I can only hope Prince William knows his Mom is up there watching over him, that she is proud of him and who he has become, and she is dancing in Heaven celebrating the birth of that beautiful little boy!!!!  I know I would be!!!!!!!!! 
Jul 24, 2013 3:55AM
Now if only those new parents could learn how to properly strap an infant into a car seat.
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