There's no denying that Prince William and Kate make a wonderful parenting pair to their three kids Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis. But when it comes to doing their daughter's hair, the prince doesn't have it easy – a struggle he joked about with a group of dads while he and Kate were visiting Blackpool on Tuesday (March 5).
The royal couple showed off their charm with the public while chatting with a local at a park, which had recently been transformed into a family friendly playground. "Never try to do a ponytail," William laughed. "Nightmare." The topic came up while chatting with the resident who's a member of the Dads 4 Life group. He learned to do his own daughter's hair by watching YouTube tutorials.
The mother-to-three chimed in, asking the father if he'd ever tried to braid his daughter's hair. "Have you tried to do a plait? It's the weaving... really hard," she mused. Her husband responded, making light of his own hair: "I can do her ponytail, but that's about it as I don't have enough hair to practice on."
It's no surprise that the two brought their good senses of humour with them on their rainy visit to the north-eastern England city. Kate and William first stopped by Comedy Carpet for a fun walkabout (with some adorable encounters with kids!) before heading to Blackpool Tower for a community meeting and to learn how the city is tacking some of the social and mental health problems faced by people in Britain today.
Prince William has been very involved in the development of dads in the U.K. On Valentine's Day this year, he stopped by the 'Future Men' Fathers Development Programme at the Abbey Centre in London. He watched the group of men learn some simple tasks, like changing diapers, before giving them some fatherly advice: "Once the lack of sleep starts settling in, the stress levels go up. From a young age you’re taught to have a vision, have a plan, have a career and all of a sudden babies come along and you have to start thinking about a lot more. I think ladies are a lot more giving, a lot more generous but guys, to make a success of whatever we’re going to do, we get into a rhythm. It’s such a change, your whole life goes one way and suddenly you’re told to stop in your tracks.”