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Robbie s hopes for daughter
Robbie Williams. Picture: Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images.

New father Robbie Williams says that all he wants for his daughter is to ensure she is well-mannered and kind.

The singer became a father for the first time on Tuesday when wife Ayda Field gave birth to Theodora Rose.

In an interview with BBC Breakfast, 38-year-old Williams spoke of his simple aspirations for his child.

And after the build-up of pregnancy, he said: "I'm now really looking forward to getting into it."

The star had just wrapped up a series of small shows around the UK prior to the birth at London's Portland Clinic.

Reflecting on his hopes, he said: "All I want her to have is manners - 'Yes, please' and 'Thank you' - and (to be) kind."

If the youngster has those qualities, he added, "she can get away with murder with me".

Later, speaking to Radio 1, he said the couple had still not decided where they would bring up their daughter, affectionately known as Teddy.

Williams has a home in Wiltshire but has also been based for a number of years in Los Angeles.

Asked where she would be educated, he said: "I don't know where, because if she's educated over here, she's going to get a sense of irony which is very, very important, and if she's educated over there she might not. And that's all I'll say."

The West Australian

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