Published: Thu 15 Aug 2013
The Duke of Cambridge has given his first interview since the birth of Prince George, to be screened on ITV next month in the documentary ‘Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope’ (W/T).
In the interview undertaken at Kensington Palace for ITV by award-winning documentary-maker Jane Treays, Prince William shares his joy at becoming a father, talks about his hopes for his new family and his passion for wildlife conservation. The documentary is being produced by Spun Gold TV in partnership with CNN and will be screened on ITV in September 2013.
Prince William also talks about his love of Africa, his commitment to wildlife conservation and his hope that Prince George will one day share these passions. He explains the pivotal part that Africa has played in his life and reflects on continuing a Royal legacy in the continent, building on his father's conservation work and Princess Diana's humanitarian campaigns.
As patron of Tusk Trust, a UK charity that funds African conservation projects, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will be guests of honour at the inaugural Tusk Conservation Awards on September 12, to honour unsung heroes of wildlife conservation.
The documentary will include coverage of the awards presentation by the Prince and exclusive footage of the Duke and Duchess as they meet the nominees at a private reception. The event will mark one of the first public appearances of the Duke and Duchess following the birth of Prince George.
‘Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope’ was commissioned for ITV by Jo Clinton-Davis, controller of factual.
Jo says: “The documentary offers viewers a unique and rare insight into the true passions in Prince William’s life, Africa, wildlife conservation and, above all, his family.”