To us mere mortals, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge look like they have the perfect marriage. But that doesn’t mean, like any other couple, they’re not prone to a little jealousy here and there.
With his wife Kate Middleton still on maternity leave, Prince William, who is currently on a solo tour in Africa, jokingly spoke about how the Duchess of Cambridge is envious she couldn’t join him on his trip.
And no, it isn’t because she wants to join her husband of seven years travelling across the globe. It’s for one simple reason that any (sleep-deprived) parent of a new baby will instantly relate to.
“I’m delighted to be visiting Namibia for the first time,” Prince William said during a speech at Tuesday night’s British High Commissioner’s reception in Namibia.
“I’m only sorry that my wife, Catherine, is not able to join me. She is immensely jealous. Particularly because I’m looking forward to a few good, uninterrupted nights’ sleep this week away from my wonderful children.”
While Kate remains in England with their three children – Prince George, five, Princess Charlotte, three, and Prince Louis, five months – William is touring Africa, including Tanzania and Kenya, as president of the United for Wildlife organisation and patron of Tusk.
Kenya holds a special place in the Cambridges’ hearts as it’s the place where William proposed to Kate during a 2010 holiday.
Joking aside, the future King of England went on to praise the country for its conservation efforts.
“My visit to Namibia this week is focused on conservation,” William said. “This is an issue very close to my heart and I know is a matter of deep pride to you all as well. Your country is famous for its beautiful environment and wildlife. This is the reason why so many tourists, including tens of thousands of Brits, visit every year.”
“This why I wanted to come to Namibia — to listen and learn. It is also why Namibia’s voice on these difficult subjects at the upcoming conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade in London in October is so important.” — The Duke of Cambridge #EndWildlifeCrime pic.twitter.com/VkocNpXBQk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) September 26, 2018
“Tourism continues to grow year on year and in 2017 accounted for 100,000 jobs – with the potential to add many more. Protecting Namibia’s wildlife is crucial to realising this potential. I have been very lucky to see first-hand today in the Kunene region some outstanding conservation work,” he added.