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Princess Charlotte Doesn’t Sleep, Prince William Tells Soccer Team

PUBLISHED ON 05/20/2015

Even royalty's not immune to the effects of a sleepless baby.

England women's soccer team, the Lionesses, reported meeting with a bleary-eyed Prince William on Wednesday.

"All the girls were asking how Princess Charlotte is and Prince George and whether they keep him up all night," team captain Steph Houghton tells PEOPLE. "He was saying he's obviously really enjoying being a father and Princess Charlotte is actually keeping him up – and probably why his eyes are looking a little bit tired."

But fatigue didn't keep Prince William from being a good fan.

"When he came in he knew all about our qualification process and how many goals we scored and where we were ranked in the world," Houghton says. "It means an awful lot that Prince William's come down to support us ahead of a massive tournament for ourselves."

The team will kick off World Cup competition in Canada on June 6.

Are you in the same boat as Will? We have some simple advice to help you get more sleep, like sleeping whenever baby sleeps and simplifying nighttime feedings. You can also optimize baby's nursery for the best sleeping conditions possible. Learn more here!

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