The 30-year-old royal - who married Duchess Catherine 19 months ago - is eager to start a family and wants to bring up his kids without the help of a team of nannies, one of his wife`s pals has claimed.
Catherine`s friend Jessica Hay said: "William is very much like his mother Princess Diana and will definitely be a hands-on dad and not rely heavily on nannies to raise his and Catherine`s children.
"They both try to be as normal as possible in their private lives and that of course is going to continue when they have children."
Catherine and William`s friends all think the couple will make wonderful parents.
Jessica added to Life & Style magazine: "Everyone`s always said what great parents they`ll be, since they are such a caring couple and very relaxed. They will lavish love on their children."