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August 15th, 2013
12:13 PM ET

Prince William Talks Fatherhood at Fair in Wales

It was a day out yesterday for the second-in-line to the British throne, Prince William.

He was off diaper-duty and visiting a country fair on a royal engagement in Anglesey, Wales. But it was clear baby George was on the new father’s mind.

“While Catherine, the Dutchess of Cambridge, stayed at home, William joked about being a father,” CNN’s Erin McLaughlin reports.

"She and George would have loved to have been here,” William said, amidst cows, sheep and horses. “He's pretty loud and, of course, extremely good looking"

The agricultural event was Prince William's first official royal engagement since his son was born, “and one of his last as a resident of Anglesey, the remote island in Wales that both he and Catherine have called home for more than two and a half years,” McLaughlin reports.

In September, William completes his tour of duty as an Royal Air Force search and rescue pilot and he will be leaving the island that has been so good to the Cambridges.

“This island has been our first home together and it will always be an immensely special place for us both,” William said. “Catherine and I look forward to returning again and again over the coming years with our family.”

 “The Duke and Duchess were able to live here in relative privacy, and it was here where William and Kate appeared for their first royal engagement, launching a lifeboat just before their wedding,” McLaughlin reports.

“This visit is a kind of thank you to the Anglesey community for all of their support, the Prince's first official and highly publicized royal debut as the father of a future king.”

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