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Prince George Will Be A Handful This Christmas, Says His Dad

12/06/2015 05:33 EST | Updated 12/06/2015 05:59 EST

Prince George is finally in the holiday spirit, and if you take his father's word for it, he will be "bouncing around like a rabbit" on Christmas Eve.

In a new interview with The Big Issue magazine, Prince William reveals his two-year-old son is feeling festive and has "suddenly worked out what Christmas is all about."

prince george christmas prince william Prince George of Cambridge attends the christening of his sister Princess Charlotte in July. (Photo: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

The Duke of Cambridge goes on to say that he is looking forward to celebrating his first Christmas as a father of two, though he admits it could pose a logistical challenge.

“If I get any sleep on Christmas Eve, it’ll be good,” said the royal told the magazine, before outlining his family's plans for the holiday.

"We'll go to church as a family on Christmas Day, as we always do. Then we'll watch George try to tackle his presents as he tries to unwrap them."

In the candid one-on-one, Prince William referenced his son's boisterous personality, which reared its head when he stuck out his tongue at the Queen's birthday earlier this summer, and when he threw a stuffed bilby away in a huff while touring the Taronga Zoo in Sydney last year.

According to the monarch, his family will also spend time at their country home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk with the Duchess of Cambridge's parents, the Middletons.

The Big Issue's exclusive interview came as a result of a promise Prince William gave to reporter Sophia Kichou four years ago, when she was homeless.

Ending homelessness is a cause close to the royal's heart, as he serves as a patron for the charity Centrepoint.

This edition of The Big Issue, which raises funds for the homeless in Britain, hits newsstands in the U.K. on Monday.

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