The dad of three, 35, was in high spirits on arrival at Westminster Abbey and greeted future sister-in-law Meghan Markle with a kiss on the cheek.
Meghan, 36 — sombre in a black outfit and hat — looked moved as she attended her second Anzac Day service of the day.
But Wills, who sat alongside the US actress and his brother Harry, struggled to keep his eyes open during the hour-long service.
He could be seen dropping his head momentarily and closing his eyes, before jerking himself awake. The prince had earlier told dignitaries that wife Kate and the new baby were “in good form”.
He added: “Sleeping’s going reasonably well so far, so he’s behaving himself, which is good news.”
And with the name of the new prince still not announced, Wills faced some teasing from officials.
While speaking to New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK Sir Jerry Mateparae, the Dean of Westminster John Hall joked: “Jerry would like it to be Jerry.”
William told the pair: “It’s a strong name.”
And Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer told the prince: “How about Alexander?”
He replied: “Funny you should say that. It’s a good name.” William’s eldest son Prince George has Alexander as a middle name.
The new 8lb 7oz Prince Cambridge arrived on Monday morning and went home that evening.
More than 100,000 bets on the child’s name have been placed in the UK. Arthur had been the favourite, but the odds on Alexander tumbled yesterday.
It is thought William and Kate, 36, want Prince Charles, who was in France yesterday for the Anzac Day commemorations, to meet the baby before releasing the name.
Before meeting William at Westminster Abbey, Meghan and Harry had attended a service at Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner.
A crowd of 3,500 watched as the prince, 33, laid a wreath to remember the thousands of Aussies and Kiwis who died during the Gallipoli campaign of 1915.
FIRST WITH THE SNOOZE, By Simon Boyle, Bizarre Editor and tired new dad
With a baby and toddler myself, I know any chance to nod off can be tough to refuse.
From a cheeky five minutes in the Tesco car park to our morning conference when the news editor is droning on, every second counts when you’re desperate for a night’s kip.
If only I had a legion of domestic staff to help out.
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