At least he is not talking to trees.
Prince William has given his first full length interview since becoming a dad – and told how he relaxes by listening to recordings of animals in the African bush including crickets and buffalo to help him relax.
The documentary, New Father, New Hope (I know! Who will be playing Darth Vader?) which airs this Sunday on CNN, also sees the Duke confess that he has become more “emotional” since becoming a dad and he also tells why he chose to propose to the Duchess of Cambridge in Kenya in 2010.
He says: “I regularly daydream. Africa is definitely one of the places I go to ... I have hundreds of animals on my iPhone. So if I am ever having quite a stressful day ... you can put a buffalo on in the background or a cricket. It takes you back instantly to the bush. And it does completely settle me down. Its escaping to a kind of different world where I am just who I normally am anyway, and I can let that side, that sort of slightly immature, silly person come out a bit more than I normally do.”
William has also given an interview to the UK magazine Radio Times to promote the doc.
Talking about how fatherhood, William says: “Suddenly you start thinking; Wow! There is stuff you want to safeguard for the future. It's coming through powerfully now… The last few weeks have been a very different emotional experience – something I never thought I would feel for myself. I find, even though it’s only been a short period, that a lot of things affect me now.”
During the filming of the interview, he became tearful as he watched pictures of a rhino bleeding to death after being killed by poachers.
Of his proposal to Kate, William says: “I didn't really plan it that far in advance, like I just knew I wanted it to feel comfortable where I did it and I wanted it to mean something, other than just the act of getting engaged. She understands what it means to me being in Africa, and my love of conservation