Not even the Royal Family is safe from the sleep deprivation that comes with having a new baby. During the annual Anzac Day service at Westminster Abbey, which recognizes Australians and New Zealanders who’ve died in war, Prince William, who this week became a father for the third time when Kate Middleton gave birth to a son, was caught on video looking like he may have nodded off in the pews.
With all the stress that comes with having a new-baby, one can’t really blame the Duke of Cambridge for not being able to keep his eyes open. William is obviously adhering to a new parents’ schedule, and, in such a time, even the most important church services can act like Tylenol PM. This is also considering that he and Kate have two toddler-aged kids to deal with as well.
Life with a newborn baby.
The royal baby, whose name is yet to be disclosed, is the third of Prince William and wife Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge. Not only does the little prince share a birthday with William Shakespeare, but his birthday also coincides with Saint George’s Day—a holiday made popular by the Church of England.
The new baby also marks a distinct break from royal family tradition: Thanks to her new baby brother, two-year-old Charlotte has become the first female member of the royal family to not lose her place in line for the throne following the birth of a younger male heir. George is still first in line for the thrown, followed by Charlotte, and now the new baby. Royal heritage or not, one thing remains the great equalizer: children’s ability to sap sleep from their parents.