Prince William opens up about life with baby Charlotte: ‘She’s giving me sleepless nights’

The Duke of Cambridge has opened up about life with newborn baby daughter, Princess Charlotte

Prince William opens up about life with baby Charlotte: ‘She’s giving me sleepless nights’

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Prince William and his wife, the Duchess of Cambridge (better known to the masses as Kate Middleton) welcomed their second child together just two weeks ago.

And it seems as if little Princess Charlotte is already making herself very much at home!

So much so that her 32-year-old dad has confessed that he’s already feeling the VERY weary effects of fatherhood.

Speaking with the England Women’s World Cup Squad, Prince William admitted that he’s had plenty of sleepless nights thanks to the noisy princess - not to mention boisterous toddler Prince George.

Prince William with the football team
Prince William with the football team

Team captain Steph Houghton revealed to People Magazine: "All the girls were asking how Princess Charlotte is and Prince George and whether they keep him up all night.

“He was saying he's obviously really enjoying being a father and Princess Charlotte is actually keeping him up – and probably why his eyes are looking a little bit tired.”

She added that little George might soon be playing football himself, as his proud dad told the team that “he never stops moving!”

Fellow player Jill Scott added: "He said he'd had a few sleepless nights. The baby will be up and George is running around now isn't he? It reflects that he does a normal life away from his duty as prince."

We guess these little titbits of information re going to have to be enough to tide us over until we get our next glimpse of Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

However it is expected that the family are preparing to release a new portrait - including Lupo the dog, naturally - any day now

Anyone else excited?



Top 50 most unusual baby names - and their meanings

Chester1 of 48


Holly Willoughby bagged Chester - meaning 'fortress' - for her baby boy, so we imagine this comfortable, quirky and cuddly name will rise in popularity soon.

Pax2 of 48


Meaning 'peaceful this unusual unisex name got a lot of publicity when chosen by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for their Vietnamese-born son.

Constantine3 of 48


Constantine, meaning "steadfast", is a distinguished name that has long been overlooked. But, as names such as Augustine and Atticus become more popular, it seems as if the Roman Emperor's name could be primed for a comeback...

Lev4 of 48


This concise one-syllable name, meaning "heart" or "lion", has definite potential, being more unusual than the increasingly popular Levi.

Susannah5 of 48


Susannah, meaning "lily", has an irresistible, flowing rhythm - and is a more stylish version of the traditional 'Susan' or 'Suzanne'.

Mirabelle6 of 48


If you're looking for a 'belle' name that isn't 'Isabelle than why not try the lovely Mirabelle? Meaning 'marvellous it can be changed to 'Mirabella' or 'Maribel' - depending on what suits your little one.

Rio7 of 48


Rio is a Spanish boy's name, meaning 'river'.

Theodora8 of 48


This charmingly old-fashioned girl's name means 'gift of God' and has a wealth of nicknames available - think Teddy, Thea and Dora, to name but three!

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Shepherd9 of 48


A cute pastoral boy's name, Shepherd means exactly what you think it does - and can be shortened to the adorable Shep.

Rosalind10 of 48


Rosalind - meaning 'pretty rose' - was made popular when Shakespeare used it for one of his heroines in 'As You Like It'.

Caspian11 of 48


Caspian - taken from the name of the large sea between Asia and Europe - was used by C.S Lewis for the name of the hero of his children's novel, Prince Caspian, part of the Chronicles of Narnia series.

Zadie12 of 48


Zadie means 'princess making it perfect for your little girl.

Ellison13 of 48


Ellison, meaning 'benevolent is traditionally a boy's name - but could just as easily be used for a little girl.

Aviva14 of 48


Aviva is a vivacious and memorable girl's name, meaning 'springlike, fresh, dewy'.

West15 of 48


West is definitely shaping up well as a unisex name - but we imagine it will increase in popularity now that the Kardashian-Wests are in power!

Indigo16 of 48


Indigo, a deep blue-purple dye from plants native to India, is particularly striking for both girls and boys.

Cleo17 of 48


Cleo (meaning 'glory') is short, of course, for Cleopatra, one of the most powerful women in history. Sounds like a good choice to us...

Devon18 of 48


Devon, spelled like the lovely seaside town, can be used for baby boys or baby girls - would you be tempted to use it for your own little one?

Aurelio19 of 48


Aurelio is an exotic and energetic Italian boy's name, rarely heard in the UK, which means 'the golden one'. It can also be changed to Aurelia - just like in Love Actually - if you plan on using it for a baby girl.

Pilar20 of 48


The girl's name 'Pilar' originated in the legend of the miracle of the Virgin Mary's appearance over a marble pillar, giving it a special sense of strength and elegance.

Baxter21 of 48


The boy's name Baxter, meaning 'baker was last popular in 1886, meaning it's well time for a comeback.

Pippa22 of 48


Pippa made headlines thanks to Kate Middleton's sister - but this cute name, meaning 'lover of horses is still an unusual one.

Willis23 of 48


Almost never used in modern times, the boy's name Willis means 'resolute protection'.

Georgiana24 of 48


Pronounced Geoge-ee-AH-na, this elaborately feminine girl's name means 'farmer' - and has cropped up in the likes of Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice and 2008 film The Duchess. Very regal!

Octavia25 of 48


Octavia - meaning 'eigth' - was popular in ancient Roman and Victorian times, and has a rich literary pedigree. Think Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra, for starters.

Zinnia26 of 48


Zinnia is an edgy, energetic flower name - symbolising remembrance. We love it.

Teo27 of 48


The Spanish version of Matthew, this unusual boy's name means 'gift of God'.

Winifred28 of 48


This beautiful vintage girl's name, meaning 'blessed peacemaking has a choice of two nicknames; Winnie or Freddie.

Marguerite29 of 48


Marguerite is a classic French girl's name, meaning 'pearl' or 'daisy'. Totally chic!

Roscoe30 of 48


This quirky name - meaning 'deer forest is a fresh choice for a baby boy or girl.

Romy31 of 48


Another unisex name with a lot of energy and bounce, this cool name means 'citizen of Rome'.

Nile32 of 48


Nile, meaning 'champion is inspired by the famous Egyptian river and can be used for both boys and girls.

Juno33 of 48


Juno, inspired by a Roman goddess named the 'queen of heavens is fresh, beautiful and unique. We love it.

True34 of 48


Inspirational and aspirational, True means exactly what you'd expect - and can be used for both boys and girls. Nice!

Verity35 of 48


This virtue name, meaning 'truth is the perfect fusion of old and new - it even made a brief appearance in Harry Potter!

Slater36 of 48


This boy's name was made popular by 90s TV show Saved By The Bell, but has diminished in popularity since then. A shame, since this boy's name has a seriously friendly and genial feel.

Tierney37 of 48


Celtic unisex name Tierney means 'descendant of a lord making it a fine choice for any new parents.

Lulu38 of 48


We love the name Lulu (which means 'pearl') - it's so energetic, vivacious and fun!

Penn39 of 48


This simple, elegant boy's name - meaning 'enclosure' - is VERY distinctive, isn't it? No wonder it made it into Gossip Girl!

Snow40 of 48


This girl's name feels brisk, fresh, pure, evocative - and magical. We imagine fans of Frozen will love it!

Cassidy41 of 48


This unisex name - meaning 'curly-headed' - is an Irish cowboy name that packs a punch.

Greer42 of 48


This glam Scottish name, meaning 'alert and watchful is a strong and sophisticated choice for any little girl.

Henrietta43 of 48


With plenty of vintage charm, Henrietta - meaning 'estate ruler'. has a number of charming nicknames, including Etta, Hetty and Hattie.

Baker44 of 48


This hip occupational name is fresh and friendly-sounding; perfect for a little boy.

Millicent45 of 48


Millicent is a sweet and feminine girl's name, meaning "strong in work", and in definite need of a comeback.

Auden46 of 48


Auden is a poetic and old-fashioned unisex name, meaning 'old friend'.

Stellan47 of 48


Stellan is a strong, attractive, Scandinavian boy's name, meaning 'calm'.

Leopold48 of 48


This aristocratic boy's name - meaning 'brave people' - is an interesting Germanic one. Think 'Leo' for short!

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