During a documentary for Prince Charles 70th birthday on November 14, the camera crew captured the moment when Prince Charles went around the market during his tour of the South Pacific Island of Vanuatu in April. Prince Charles was looking at how the locals crafted a few things and wanted to get some to give them to his grandchildren. Those were pig ornaments for Prince George and Princess Charlotte. “I’m wondering whether to buy a pig or not, they’re rather nice. Children always love those, don’t they? Pigs?” he states in Prince, Son, and Heir: Charles at 70, which will premiere on BBC One Thursday night. “I may have to take these back for the children.”
Charles selected few things, in which were a basket and a bag, and he said they would be “very nice presents.” “I’m trying to help contribute towards the local economy in Vanuatu,” he quipped.
In the background, Prince’s security officer and private secretary went on to find the exact amount of money in the local currency, in order to pay for all of the items he picked out.
Prince William shared in the documentary that his father is “brilliant” with his three children: Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and 6-month-old Prince Louis. However, William noted that he wants Charles to slow down enough to be able to spare more time for them. “It’s something I’m working more heavily on, put it that way,” William, 36, shares. “I think he does have time for it, but I would like him to have more time with the children.
Now that Prince Charles has hit his landmark year, “it’s a perfect time to consolidate a little bit,” William shares, “as most families would do, you are worried about having them around and making sure their health’s okay. He’s the fittest man I know, but equally, I want him to be fit until he’s 95. Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to you know play around with the grandchildren. Because when he’s there, he’s brilliant. But we need him there as much as possible.”