April 9th, 2014
11:00 AM ET

The Prince, the Play Date and a Small Incident of Theft

Taking your baby along to a new playgroup can be nerve-wracking.

You don't want any fuss, you just want to blend in. You hope, and pray that your kid isn't the one that screams, hits or breaks something.

All you want is to slip in, sit down and be told how beautiful and well-behaved your little one is.

Prince George was put to the test Wednesday at a specially convened play group in Government House, Wellington, New Zealand.

The 8-month-old was never going to just slip in because he had brought the world's media with him but he didn't scream, hit or break anything ... just one incident of theft.

Amelia Howe was playing with a plastic block. George grabbed it, Amelia screamed and Mr and Mrs Howe apologized to the Duchess.

They later explained that Amelia had hurt herself by biting down too hard on the toy.

"This one was chewing on a toy and she's teething so she bit it and it obviously hurt her. She dropped it and the toy got flogged and that was the end of it," her father said.

There were no hard feelings and the Howes are hoping Amelia will stay in touch with her new British playmate. A royal wedding in 30 years' time?

The event was organized by the parental support group, Plunket, and a diverse group of families were invited including a single mum and gay couple.

All the 10 babies attending were born within a few weeks of Prince George. He was the biggest: "quite a bruiser" said one onlooker.

Parent Jared Mullen said the Duke and Duchess were "lovely first time parents."

"In many ways they're in the same boat as all of us who are trying to get used to it and it was just very nice to have a relaxed time," he said, describing young George as "very intrepid."

The playgroup was Prince George's main event in New Zealand.

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Big Interview with Prince William on Monday – CNN's Max Foster Reflects
August 16th, 2013
10:12 AM ET

Big Interview with Prince William on Monday – CNN's Max Foster Reflects

By CNN Anchor and Royal Correspondent Max Foster

Big royal interviews don’t happen overnight and if you’re lucky, they come through and at just the right time. For a long while, I have wanted to speak to Prince William about the cause closest to his heart, African conservation, and I’ve been in contact with his office for more than two years about making it happen. That interview finally came through this month and will be aired, in full on CNN September 15th as part of a special.


Of course I had to ask him about becoming a dad for the first time as well and we will be showing a section of the interview on "New Day" on Monday. I think you will be struck by how natural he is, passionate, frank and happy. So many parents will relate to what he’s saying. William isn't just a big star, he is set to become head of state in 16 countries and here he is talking about his own successor for the very first time. It’s an historic moment and I am thrilled he agreed to speak to me… you’ll see it first on "New Day." I’ll be on set with Kate, Chris and Michaela….


A portion of the interview will air on CNN’s New Day on Monday, August 19th at 8:00am ETIn it, the Prince reflects on becoming a new parent and how it has forever changed him

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