Here’s a phrase you probably never expected to hear — William, Prince of England, has “street cred.” Granted, it’s with his four-year-old son, Prince George. During a speech at a new state-of-the-art rehabilitation center for men and women injured in combat, the former serviceman of the Royal Air Force revealed what it took to earn respect from his preschooler.
“I have been the Patron of the [Defense and National Rehabilitation Center] for four years and I have enjoyed every single moment of it,” he begins. “Along the way, I have demolished a building — George was at an age at the time that he loved seeing the digger in action, so it did my street cred as a father a world of good.”
Prince William said today that his ‘street cred’ as a dad rocketed when son Prince George saw him in a digger as the new @DNRCOfficial came together over four years
— Simon Perry (@SPerryPeoplemag) June 21, 2018
Quite frankly, knowing that Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, is out there destroying buildings kind of gives him a little street cred with us, too.
Haven’t seen “Two Princes” have street cred since the Spin Doctors
— Kylee Wofford (@KyleeAWofford) June 21, 2018
It seems the young Prince George is infatuated with the roar of an engine. His 2017 Christmas list included a police car, and as a toddler, he was seen enjoying time with a ride-on fire engine. It’s no wonder William’s affiliation with a digger would score him some points with his son.
Hopefully, as he gets older, Prince George will come to appreciate other aspects of his father’s work, earning him even more “street cred.” Like Prince Harry, William has been largely involved with the welfare and rehabilitation of England’s armed forces members.
The last time William made headlines for his “street cred” was back in 2011 when he created the “Swag Dance.”
Prince William shows off dance moves at centre: THE Duke of Cambridge proved to the world he’s got street cred … http://t.co/q78qenoq
— Evening Express (@EveningExpress) December 22, 2011
The new center that was partially responsible for his “street cred” with George is expected to open by the end of this year and will be treating patients by 2019.