Prince William opened up about his three-year-old son Prince George during a visit to the Royal Marsden Hospital on Tuesday. The future King was speaking to child patients at the hospital when he revealed that George is "big into" stickers and dinosaurs, and is also very "noisy". William, who is president of the Royal Marsden, spent time at the children's unit where he met Charlie Miller, a three-year-old leukaemia patient gluing stickers. "Very impressive gluing," said William. "George likes doing his stickers. He is big into his stickers. He likes dinosaurs. Do you like dinosaurs, Charlie?"
The Prince also met Zak Gillard, 11, from Esher, Surrey, who has been a fan of Prince William and Kate since the royal wedding in 2011. The young boy asked about the couple's children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, and the family's pet dog Lupo. "He said George was noisy and charging around the place," Zak's mum, Stephanie Gillard, said. But William, 34, had less joy with another young leukaemia patient, six-year-old Sebastian Gamble-Banas, who was more interested in playing Star Wars on his Nintendo. "Sebastian, when people are talking to you, what do you do?" his mother, Sara asked. "I have exactly the same thing with George. He's engrossed," laughed William.
Prince William visited the Royal Marsden Hospital
He also rolled up his sleeves to help fit a name tag and blood pressure cuff on six-year-old leukaemia patient Daisy Wood before she underwent a lumbar puncture. "He's too old for me to marry," said Princess-obsessed Daisy, from Kingston, Surrey, who enjoyed being cared for by the future King. "It was fun," she added.
The Prince has been President of the charity for ten years, a position previously held by his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. During the visit in Sutton, Surrey, William met patients in the children's unit and in radiotherapy. He was also reunited with Fiona Bragg, a radiotherapy aide who supervised him back in 2005 when he spent a day doing work experience at the Sutton site during his gap year.
The Duke shared a joke with young patient Daisy
Fiona revealed that William's job was to welcome patients to the unit and show them where to go for their treatment. "One lady thought he was a lookalikie," she said. "We just introduced him as William. It was all very relaxed and low key." William recalled: "It's a long time ago. I really enjoyed myself. I'm always available for a bank holiday weekend if you need someone to help out."
The Duke will soon finish his part-time role as an air ambulance pilot for East Anglian Air Ambulance. He will then focus on full-time royal duties, and relocate from Norfolk to London with his wife Kate and their two children George and Charlotte.