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Prince William may be the future monarch of the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, but when it comes to parenting his three children—Prince George (5), Princess Charlotte (3) and Prince Louis (7 months)—he’s a total softie. From teaching George the royal wave to getting super excited about balloon animals, here are eight of the 36-year-old Duke of Cambridge’s best dad moments.

Prince William cuddling Prince George
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When He Cuddled Prince George

The little prince’s first royal tour called for some hugs from dad. 

Kate Middleton and Prince William introducing Prince Louis
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And Cooed at Prince Louis

Could he be any giddier to show off his youngest? Nope. 

Prince George first day of school
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When He Took a Less Than Thrilled Prince George to His First Day of School

At least one of them was excited. 

Prince William leading his family
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And Played Family Line Leader

The future king has to start somewhere.

Prince William walking with his children
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When He Took George & Charlotte to Meet Their New Baby Brother

Talk about a major dad outing.

Kate Middleton and Prince William family
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And Looked At His Family of Four with Nothing But Love

He’s just so proud.

Prince William teaching Prince George to wave
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When He Taught Prince George the Royal Wave

Some dads teach their kids to throw a ball, Will teaches the royal wave. 

 

Prince George and balloon animal
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And Finally, When He Wasn't a Regular Dad; He Was a Cool Dad

Balloon animals and clowns? Yeah, cool dad Prince William can definitely get behind that.

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