We're not sure if Prince William is confused by the definition of "royal," or if he just wants all of us minions to feel better about ourselves, but he insists his family is just like yours.
The future King of England spoke to the Nicholas Witchell at the BBC (via Us Weekly) ahead of his grandmother Queen Elizabeth's 90th birthday on Thursday, April 21.
"As far as we're concerned, within our family unit we are a normal family," he said in the interview. "I love my children the same way any father does and I hope George loves me the same way any son does to his father, so we are very normal in that sense," he added.
Prince William, 33, believes his job as a father is the biggest priority on his plate right now. "I'm concentrating very much on my role as a father," he insisted. "I'm a new father and I take my duties and my responsibilities to my family very seriously."
He hopes that he and his wife, Kate Middleton, can positively influence their little ones, Prince George and Princess Charlotte. "I want to bring my children up as good people with the idea of service and duty to others as very important. But if I can't give my time to my children as well, I worry about their future," he said.
Of course, Prince William also has to focus on serving his country and wants to clear up any confusion around the idea that he's "workshy." In fact, he's ready to take on more work responsibilities the moments his grandmother gives the word. "When the Queen decides she's going to hand down more responsibilities, I'll be the first person to accept them," the Prince says.
Right now, he works as part of the air ambulance rescue team, something he enjoys immensely. It also helps that his father and grandmother fully support his decision to focus on family as much as his work at this point in his life.
"My grandmother and my father are 150 per cent supportive behind everything that I'm doing—and Harry and Catherine," he said. "They very much understand whilst my grandmother is still extremely active at the helm of the royal family, as the monarch [and] my father is incredibly busy with his charitable activities and other responsibilities, there's the time now and the space to explore other means of doing a worthwhile job."
As far as Prince William is concerned, the best job he can do now is keeping his kids safe and he's fine with that. "There'll be a time and a place to bring George up and understand how he fits in the world. But right now, it's just a case of keeping a secure, stable environment around him and showing him as much love as I can as a father."
Prince George and Princess Charlotte have their whole lives to be royalty, but for right now, they're just your average kids in the castle next door.