Prince William shares relatable parenting issue

You might think that being a royal parent is completely different ballgame to life for normal mums and dads – and in many respects that’s true (for example, we can imagine having a nanny on hand would make things much easier).

However, according to Prince William, there are some universal issues all parents have to contend with, royal or otherwise – and dealing with screen time is one of them.


The Duke of Cambridge revealed that eight-year-old Prince George loves playing computer games, and that his screen time has to be monitored. William revealed that George ‘particularly’ enjoys gaming while he was meeting young designers at the London headquarters of Bafta, the charity that supports film, TV and computer games.

‘At the moment it’s trying to regular the gaming, monitoring screen time’ said William, according to The Times. ‘Got to be careful’.


However, he said the Cambridges’ younger children, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, ‘are a bit too small at the moment’ to be interested in gaming, although he said they love films.

He was speaking at the launch of the Prince William Bafta Bursary fund, which supports new talent from under-represented groups. The scheme will help film, games and TV professionals who lack the resources to pursue their chosen career.