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Prince George goes to Africa (sort of)

The Royal Baby, also known as Prince George, is going to Africa. Well, not quite. His bedroom will resemble Africa with big game animals and bush decorations, says Father Prince William. His hope is to pass along his passion for conservation and the continent to his young son.

William, 31, told CNN that George’s room will be decorated with an African theme.

“I’ll have toy elephants and rhinos around the room,” the new dad said in CNN‘s one-hour special, “Prince William’s Passion: New Father, New Hope.”

“We’ll cover it in, you know, lots of bushes and things like that. [We’ll] make him grow up as if he’s in the bush,” he added.

William told CNN’s Max Foster that he hopes his son will one day experience the same Africa that he and Prince Harry did as boys on trips with their parents, Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana. The one-hour special – the prince’s first interview since his wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, 31, gave birth to their son last month – will focus on the prince’s love for Africa and his dream to save the world’s endangered species.

Below are a few reactions. Without commentary.

From Jezebel:

Look, Prince William can decorate his kid’s room however he wants. But if my rich, powerful great great great grandfather had famously orchestrated, say, the Trail of Tears and I were a famous person who had just had a baby, in the interest of good PR, I’d probably avoid giving the kid a Choktaw-themed room and talking about it to the media.




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