It was time to pick his battles. He'd never want his daughter around him, but getting Verity to agree not to see him wasn't going to happen, and he was more invested in making sure his wife didn't want to leave him than he was in fighting her on that.
"Fine," he said again, and he sounded almost as if he meant it. Then he grinned, eyebrow arching up. "So I get snogged for that, do I? I think he's a prince, then."