Prince William Looks Forward To ‘Long, Sleepless Nights’ As A New Father

Princes William and Harry paid a visit to Tedworth House in Wiltshire, England today to meet with injured servicemen and women.  The recovery center is run by Help For Heroes, a charity that offers support such as rebuilding skills and assessing future career opportunities after military service, according to the Daily Mail’s Rebecca English.

During their walkabout outside the facility, Harry and William met with well-wishers, a life-size army bear and many a little whipper snapper.  Harry stopped to play with a few children, putting a hat on one little boy and making faces with a gal, who was dressed up in a Union Jack-print dress.

While accepting a teddy bear, William was asked about the birth of his first child in mid-July.

According to the Telegraph, triple amputee Josh Boggi asked the Duke, “Are you looking forward to it, Sir?”

“Very much so,” William told him. “But all the mothers have been looking at me [saying] ‘Just you wait, just you wait. Long sleepless nights.”

William also made a speech stressing the important of helping veterans recover from their injuries.

“We must not let the wounded men and women of our Armed Forces down,” he told the crowd.  “This official opening is therefore, I hope, as much a renewed pledge by all of us to go on supporting those who have sacrificed so much as it is a celebration of an amazing achievement.”

Tomorrow, William and the Prince of Wales will host a conference at St. James’s Palace in London, calling for a global partnership against illegal trade in wildlife.