William’s unable to admit that being a parent’s really tough

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Prince William gave his first interview recently about being a new dad.

The poor guy. How hard must it be to have to put a positive spin on fatherhood for the media?

As all first-time parents will know, the first few weeks are utter hell.

You’re glad to get more than 30 minutes of uninterrupted sleep, you constantly worry that you’re not doing the right thing and you discover that what you once considered to be fiddly – the clasp on a necklace maybe – is nothing compared to nappies and baby grows.

Suddenly your fingers are like giant hands picking up sprinkles and the most basic tasks, once completed, are greeted with the kind of relief felt when finishing a marathon. But how can Wills ever admit to that?