Spending time with family is important for developing strong bonds with the royal grandkids, and Prince William admitted that he thinks his father Prince Charles is too busy for his grandchildren.

Charles, the Prince of Wales, is next in line as England’s monarch. And needless-to-say, his schedule is constantly loaded down with royal engagements.

But William said that’s not a good enough reason for the 70-year-old to be missing out on family gatherings.

In a new documentary celebrating their father’s birthday, both William and Harry admitted that they wish their dad would find more opportunities for quality time with his family members, including three (soon-to-be four) grandchildren, as reported by CafeMom.

In the BBC film titled, “Prince, Son & Heir: Charles at 70,” William said:

“I would like him to have more time with the children.

Having more time with him at home would be lovely, and being able to, you know, play around with the grandchildren. When he’s there, he’s brilliant, but we need him there as much as possible.”

His youngest son seemed to express the same sentiment. The royal brothers said their father is a wonderful grandpa to Prince George, 5, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, six months when he does have time for them.

His wife the Duchess of Cornwall, Camilla Parker-Bowles added, saying:

“He reads, “Harry Potter,” and he can do all the different voices and I think children really appreciate that. He will get down on his knees and crawl about with them for hours, you know, making funny noises and laughing, and my grandchildren adore him, absolutely adore him.”

According to Hello, while on vacation, Charles was tempted to buy the little ones their own pet pig. It’s reported that the only thing that stopped the grandfather from making the purchase was that he didn’t have any cash on hand.

The dad-to-be, Prince Harry, told BBC in the documentary:

“He does need to slow down. This is a man who has dinner ridiculously late at night, and then goes to his desk later that night and will fall asleep on his notes to the point where he’ll wake up with a piece of paper stuck to his face. The man never stops.

When we were kids, there were bags and bags and bags of work that the office just sent to him. We could barely even get to his desk to say goodnight to him.”

Hopefully, the grandpa will find time amid his royal obligations to dote on his beloved family.

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