Prince William: 'Princess Charlotte is very easy, very sweet'

Princess Charlotte may be "very easy, very sweet," at nine-months-old but Prince William isn’t being naïve. The royal said he is preparing himself for the drama as the princess gets older.

"[She is] very sweet, but all fathers say ‘just you wait, when you get to nine, 10, 11 they go crazy. I’m looking forward to it, there will be some drama."

Prince William said that his two young children are very active, "No broken bones yet, but they're trying!"

The second-in-line to the British throne chatted to injured rugby players and their families when he attended a reception hosted by the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust at the Principality Stadium, formerly known as the Millennium Stadium, in Cardiff on Friday night.

Speaking to guests the Prince revealed that having two children under the age of three can sometimes be a handful. "No broken bones yet, but they’re trying," joked the 33-year-old. "[They’re] running around, pushing things, jumping. Please tell me it gets easier."

During the reception, that was held before the Wales against France Six Nations game, William also joked about his sporting rivalry with his brother Prince Harry. When asked whether he teased his brother about England’s poor performance in the World Cup, the Duke laughed and replied: "Yes, don’t worry, we had some interesting conversations!"

The Prince met with injured and former rugby players at the Welsh Rugby Charitable Trust reception

William flew to Wales from Norfolk after working shifts as an air ambulance pilot from Monday to Thursday. The father-of-two was delighted to be back in Wales telling BBC correspondent Sonia McLaughlin: "I love my rugby. Having lived in Wales for four years, worked here and seen the rugby I’m thrilled to be back. When the Welsh anthem goes, you know you are in Cardiff."

As Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union William then chatted to several former Welsh rugby players and their guests before taking his seat to watch the match. The Duke looked animated and excited throughout the game and was no doubt delighted with the final score as Wales took the victory, beating France 19-10.