Prince William says baby Princess Charlotte is 'ladylike'

Prince William went back to Cambridge University on Thursday to open a new centre at St John's College, but his children were clearly at the forefront of his mind. Opening up about his family life, the dad-of-two happily spoke about the royal youngsters.

William, who has previously described his daughter Princess Charlotte as his "little joy of heaven", said that his daughter was very "ladylike".

As for his two-year-old son Prince George, William said the cherubic boy was "lively", and further joked that the family's pet dog Lupo was good at messing up the lawn.

Prince William described his son Prince George as 'lively'

During his visit the Duke was also presented with a colourful children's book for George. William, 33, was given the item while chatting to the master of the college, Professor Christopher Dobson and Mr Dobson's wife Mary. The future King was also presented with a tie featuring the college's navy and gold colours.

William was opening a new archive centre at the School of Pythagoras, which has just undergone a £2million refurbishment. It is one of Cambridge's most ancient buildings that existed before the university, and will now house the college's historic collection of documents.

William toured the centre and unveiled a plaque, and also met those involved in the renovation process. Several excited students gathered in the college to try and snap a few pictures of the Prince, while others watched from the windows.

After unveiling the plaque, the Duke was shown a framed excerpt of a rare 14th century copy of the Magna Carta.

William returned to Cambridge University where he studied last year

Last year the Queen's grandson completed a ten-week course in agricultural management, which had been specifically tailored for him.

The course at St John's College no doubt put William in good stead for his future role of running the Duchy of Cornwall – a portfolio of land, property and investments he will inherit from his father Prince Charles.

William had roughly 20 hours per week of seminars and tutorials, where he worked alongside a select few PhD students. He learnt about issues facing the UK's rural communities and the farming industry, topics which his father Charles is very much interested in.

The Prince is currently working as a pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance, and is believed to donate his full salary to the charity. Most of William's work is based around Cambridge airport, not far from the country home Anmer Hall he shares with his wife Kate and the couple's two children George and Charlotte.