Prince William tells CNN about being a father in first interview since birth of son

Updated 3:43 PM EDT, Thu August 15, 2013
Prince William tells CNN
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Prince William tells CNN's Max about life as a new father and about his conservation work in Africa.

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Prince William gives first official interview after birth of son to CNN's Max Foster

William tells CNN about fatherhood and baby George

"Prince William's Passion: New Father, New Hope" to air on CNN on September 15

“Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope” premieres on CNN Sunday, September 15th at 10:00 p.m. ET. Portion of the interview will air on CNN’s New Day on Monday, August 19th at 8:00 a.m. ET.

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Prince William has given his first official interview to CNN since his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to their first child.

The future king of Britain sat down with CNN’s Max Foster to talk about baby George, his wife Catherine, and what it’s like to be a new father.

The interview is part of a one-hour special, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope,” which will premiere on CNN and CNN International on Sunday, September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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A portion of the interview will air on CNN on Monday, August 19 at 8:00 a.m. ET.

The special chronicles the prince’s passion for Africa and his dream to save the world’s most endangered species.

As a new father, the prince discusses his hope that one day his son can experience the same Africa that he and Prince Harry did as young boys.

Britain’s royal family has worked on conservation in Africa for generations. In the one-hour TV special William tells CNN how his love of Africa and its endangered species were instilled in him by his father, Prince Charles, and late mother Princess Diana.

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