The Prince of Wales has been advised to "spoil" his grandchild by a group of women after asking for their advice on how best to deal with impending grandfatherhood.
As the Prince tucked into tea and cakes with the Tuesday Club during a visit to the The Prince of Wales Inn in Bridgend, he asked: "Any hints on grandparenthood?"
"Spoil them and enjoy it, but give them back at the end of the day," advised 74-year-old Eileen Joseph.
A smiling Charles spoke of the importance of creating a strong "bond" with the child, citing the Queen Mother's efforts as an example to follow:
"The great thing is to encourage them. Show them things to take their interest. My grandmother did that, she was wonderful."
The group warned the Prince to expect plenty of babysitting shifts.
"Wait until they come to you and say 'Dad, can you look after him for the night?"' Mrs Joseph said.
"Oh yes, oh yes," said Charles, nodding in agreement.
The Duchess of Cambridge is understood to be little more than a week away from giving birth to the Prince of Wales' first grandchild.
The group - who first met while organising a party to mark the Prince's investiture in 1969 - now plan to change their name to Charlie's Angels after finally meeting the Prince in person.
Mrs Joseph said the meeting was a "dream come true", describing Charles as "Prince Charming".