Happy wife, happy life—just ask Prince William On Monday, Nov. 18, the heir to the British throne launched BAFTA's Give Something Back campaign, which asks entertainment industry experts to support and mentor talented young people who seek careers in film, television and video games.
While there, the Duke of Cambridge got a sneak peek at the new PlayStation 4. Three days earlier, the gaming console sold 1 million units within 24 hours of its release in the U.S. "It's very addictive," said Prince William, 31. "I'd like to get one, but I'm not sure how my wife would feel about it!"
PlayStation 4 goes on sale in England on Nov. 29 and retails for £349.99. During his visit, the 31-year-old royal also tested three new video games developed by winners of the BAFTA Young Game Designers competition. Prince William flew solo at the event, which gave his wife, Kate Middleton, some extra one-on-one time with their 4-month-old son, Prince George.
"Today, more than ever, young people and career-starters need nurture and support to achieve their potential and to succeed. This includes the chance to learn from and work side-by-side with the best in the business," Prince Harry's older brother told attendees. "Give Something Back is a special opportunity for our supremely talented professionals to offer a small amount of their time, or money, to contribute to BAFTA's learning program."
"The U.K.'s game industry is one of the strongest in the world," Prince William added. "Our developers are more in demand than ever before, so I hope the young people take inspiration from today's workshop and get a taste for what a career in games might be like. I know that I, for one, look forward to playing the weird and wonderful games which these young people dream up in the future."