6 Reasons Why Prince William Will Be a Great Dad

By Kylie McConville for TheBump.com

Shutterstock / The BumpShutterstock / The BumpThough Duchess Kate is only in the "very early stages" of her very royal pregnancy, we're already going gaga over what Prince William will be like as a doting dad. From reading bedtime stories together to royal piggyback rides, we've outlined the top six reasons why Prince William will be the most incredible royal dad ever!

1. He already plans to be a "hands-on" dad.
Just when we thought we couldn't swoon for Prince Will any harder, it's been said that the Duke of Cambridge wants to be present in every aspect of his new baby's life -- just like his mom.

2. He's ready to trade in his Royal Air Force duties.
When that little bundle makes its way into this world, the duke will probably make a permanent move to be closer to home and his family. Any dad who's willing to change up his work routine to be closer to his child gets an A+ in our book!

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3. We heard he wants to change "nappies."
"Nappies" is British for diapers and ugh. A husband who's pumped to change your baby's diapers is actually the most incredible news ever. Yay, Will!

4. He's responsible.

In the face of his rambunctious, rowdy little brother, Will has always struck us as a family man, and his marriage to Kate Middleton confirmed that speculation. He's always the first to mention how incredible and wonderful his wife is, and with the arrival of a wee one, we'll be expecting more candid quotes from the duke. We can't wait to see pictures of these two running around Buckingham Palace together!

5. He wants to lead a normal life.
We commoners find this type of quality comes pretty natural in our partners, but for a high-profile guy like Prince William, maintaining a down-to-earth lifestyle is nearly impossible. So when we heard that William wanted to keep things normal -- he and Kate say they don't want a fleet of nannies -- we fell in love with the charming prince even more!

6. His mom was pretty great.
Now, we don't know for sure all the ins and outs of William's parenting skills, but judging solely by his upbringing, we're willing to bet big money that they're great. His mom, the late Princess Diana, taught her boys the value of kindness, honesty and charity. These are three traits we just know his little one will be blessed with!

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