Today, Prince William attended Investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace. It is an event where medals are given to people who have been awarded honours such as MBEs, OBEs and knighthoods. Among the awarded was Brian Cosgrove, the creator of Danger Mouse.
He received an OBE at an honours ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Wednesday for services to the United Kingdom animation industry.
At the event, Prince William revealed to Cosgrove that he is trying to get son George to watch the cartoon [Danger Mouse] with him.
While Cosgrove was presented with the award, the Duke of Cambridge told him that he knew of his animations.
Mr Cosgrove said: “He said ‘I grew up on them, you did Wind of the Willows, didn’t you?’ and I said ‘yes, I did’, and he said ‘wonderful’.
“I said that it was a pleasure meeting him and he said that it was a pleasure to meet me too. It’s quite surreal.”
The director admitted that he was surprised that William knew about his work.
He said: “(The Duke of Cambridge) told me he was trying to get his son George into (Danger Mouse) but they’re not on at the moment, the series we did, they sold it to Canada.
“I said, ‘you’d have to go to Canada to watch it!’
“It’s 30, 40 years ago since we made them, so for people to still know them. it really is quite touching.”
The cartoon featured the eponymous Danger Mouse who worked as a secret agent. The show was a parody of British spy fiction, particularly the Danger Man series and James Bond. It originally ran in 1981 and it was voiced by David Jason.
Prince George has a special request when you watch TV with him.
More than a year ago, Kate and William talked about the family’s television habits—along with their Heads Together mental health campaign—in an interview with BBC Radio 1.
‘There’s a lot of children’s programs. Oh my goodness, there’s a lot of them out there,’ Prince William sighed. ‘But some of them are really good.’
And how does he know? Well, George makes sure he pays attention, naturally.
‘You have to pretend you’re really interested in it,’ William admitted. ‘George gets very upset if you’re not showing due diligence to the characters.’
While the little royal enjoys Fireman Sam, it seems that Princess Charlotte is more of a Peppa Pig kinda girl.