Prince William has cottoned on to using business trips to catch up on sleep

Like all sleep-deprived parents, he knows a perk to the job when he sees one.

As all working parents know, the best thing about going on a business trip is getting the chance to catch up on sleep. You get a hotel room all to yourself and an enormous bed to sprawl out in. There is silence and solitude – no snoring partner, no teething babies, no small children trying to crawl into bed with you.

What’s a sleep-deprived parent to do but make the most of this rare gift?

And it seems dad-of-three Prince William has cottoned on to this too.

He is currently touring Africa, and while speaking at the British High Commissioners’ reception in Windhoek, the Duke of Cambridge divulged that he was loving being able to catch up on a bit of sleep.

He told attendees: “I’m delighted to be visiting Namibia for the first time. I’m only sorry that my wife Catherine is not able to join me.

Prince William with two of his wonderful children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.

“She is immensely jealous. Particularly as I’m looking forward to a few good uninterrupted nights sleep this week away from my wonderful children.”

Prince William also spoke about Namibia’s “particular leadership on issues such as gender equality and climate change” and commended the nation on its attitudes towards conservation.

“This is an issue very close to my heart and I know is also a matter of deep pride to you all as well.

“Your country is famous for its beautiful environment and its wildlife. This is the reason why so many tourists, including tens of thousands of Brits, visit every year.”

One such Brit is Prince William’s brother, Prince Harry. The Duke of Sussex first visited the southern African country in 2015, when he worked on conservation projects, and was spotted getting on budget airlines during his trip. It was also rumoured that he and Meghan Markle would spend their honeymoon in the country. While they didn’t maybe there will be a visit further down the line.

Via Grazia

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