The Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William have reportedly been searching for household help as they prepare for the birth of their first child, but they may be able to look much closer to home, right at Prince Harry.
Harry, Prince William’s younger brother, got some hands-on training in the art of the diaper change today and showed he may have just the skills the royal couple, due in July, is looking for, even diapering a baby doll with one hand while holding a weighted dumbbell in the other.
Harry, 28, was not put up to the task by the duchess or his brother but was given the chance to show his skills by chance while visiting Nottingham for the opening of the new headquarters of Headway, a charity that provides support to brain injury survivors.
The charity, for which his late mother, Princess Diana, served as a royal patron, uses tasks like diaper changing to rehabilitate victims of brain injuries. Harry also tried on goggles that simulate a brain injury’s effects and met with a former Royal Marine who suffered a brain injury while serving in Afghanistan while at Headway, where he was greeted by hundreds of schoolchildren on his visit, according to the BBC.
Prince Harry showed his well-known cheekier side later on in the day when he stepped in as co-anchor of the “Lunchtime News” with a female student at Nottingham’s Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, part of a consortium preparing to launch Nottingham’s first local television station next year.
“The prince has been an amazing sport today and has thrown himself into everything during the visit,” Confetti managing director Craig Chettle said after Harry’s on-air trial, according to the UK’s Metro.
The visit to Nottingham, a first for the prince, is one in a number of charity-focused public activities he has undertaken since returning in January from a four-month tour of duty in Afghanistan as a pilot for the British Army, where he is known as “Captain Wales.”
Next month the prince is headed to the U.S., where he will make six stops, from Colorado to New Jersey, around the country, all primarily focused on supporting veterans.