Prince William talks fatherhood
05:12 - Source: CNN

“Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope” premieres on CNN on September 15 at 10:00 p.m. ET.

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

William calls son a "rascal," says he's looking forward to going back to work to "get some sleep"

William: George "reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, he's doing very well"

Catherine "doing a fantastic job" as a new mother; William says his family now the priority

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The prince also highlights some of the work being done by individuals in the area of conservation including Tusk, an organization for which he and Prince Harry are both patrons.

Sitting in his garden at Kensington Palace on a warm summer day, the Duke of Cambridge, second in line to the British throne, told CNN that George is already quite a character in his first official interview since the birth in London on July 22.

“He’s a little bit of a rascal, I’ll put it that way,” William told CNN’s Max Foster. “He either reminds me of my brother or me when I was younger, I’m not sure, but he’s doing very well at the moment.”

“He’s growing quite quickly actually. But he’s a little fighter – he wriggles around quite a lot and he doesn’t want to go to sleep that much.”

William said his wife Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been handling more of the night duties with baby George – and admitted he’s looking forward to going back to his job as a Royal Air Force search-and-rescue pilot in order to catch up on some much-needed sleep.

“Well, as a few fathers might know, I’m actually quite looking forward to going back to work (to) get some sleep. So I’m just hoping the first few shifts I go back I don’t have any night jobs.”

William, dressed casually in blue jeans and a polo shirt, laughed as he described the moment he and Catherine appeared on the steps at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London to show baby George to the world for the first time.

READ: Behind the scenes with Max Foster

Prince William said: “I think more shock was the feeling I felt, but I was on such a high anyway, and so was Catherine, about George that really we were happy to show him off to whoever wanted to see him.”

“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. It’s nice that people want to see George – I’m just glad he wasn’t screaming his head off the whole way through,” he said with a laugh.