The Duke of Cambridge said his children Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis are all interested in the games and said he “tries to regulate them”.
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Prince William has revealed his children’s fascination with computer games, particularly Prince George, but said he has been “monitoring screen time”.
The Duke of Cambridge gave a glimpse into family life and his parenting decisions when it comes to technology during a visit to Bafta’s refurbished headquarters in central London.
“At the moment, it’s trying to regulate games…monitor screen time. You have to be careful with that,” William said.
“They’re fascinated with him. George in particular. He’s more interested in him. The other two are too young at the moment, but they love the movies.”
William admitted that he also “loves movies and games” as he took the controls of a console at the event.
During his tour, the Duke also spoke to actress Suranne Jones, who starred in the hit BBC series Doctor Foster and is a mentor to rising stars for the Baftas.
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The royal is president of arts charity Bafta and praised the organization’s “commitment” to ensuring those with potential are given every opportunity to develop their skills.
A scholarship scheme has been launched in his name to help future stars from underrepresented groups build a career in the creative industries.
The Prince William Bafta Scholarship for Film, Game and Television Professionals aims to “supercharge” Bafta’s support for these talented individuals, the charity said.
Harry Petch, 20, of Bafta Young Game Designers, showed off his carbon capture game called Net Carbon, which was unveiled at Cop26 in Glasgow last year.
The Duke also met with young creatives aided by the Prince William Scholarship and asked them “is it working out for you? I can talk to the boss, the real boss.”
William praised the developments at Bafta and its new learning spaces to help future generations thrive.
“I am very proud of Bafta’s continued commitment to ensuring that young talent from all walks of life have every possible opportunity to build and develop successful careers in the film, games and television industries,” he said in a statement. .
“The redevelopment of 195 Piccadilly has created great new learning spaces to ensure future generations can receive the support they need to thrive.”
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William also joined Jones and BBC3 presenter and campaigner Annie Price and their two trainees, Lily Blunsom-Washbrook and Roxanne McKenzie.
Roxanne told the duke, “It may seem like an impossible dream, so mentoring is helpful.”
William added, “It’s a huge industry, so it’s important to have support from mentors and scholarships.”
Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is best known for its annual awards ceremony, but it is increasing its support for groups that are underrepresented in the creative industries.
The charity also announced its Bafta Elevate program offering tailored support that will open up this year to film and TV producers from underrepresented groups.
Jones, who won a Bafta for her role in Doctor Foster, said after the royal visit: “If you want to find your place in the arts, Bafta’s unique approach of leveraging the industry to support emerging talent can be invaluable.
“From the age of eight I dreamed of being an actor, but I did not start my professional career until I was 16 years old.
“Many young people in creative fields who don’t have family connections in the industry don’t know where to turn for help or advice and I resonate with their stories to that effect.
“Behind the scenes and beyond the awards, great work is being done to level the playing field for creatives from all walks of life and I’m delighted to play my role as a Bafta mentor.”
George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.